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LIS 7620 Literacy and Community Engagement — 3 credits

This course is designed to enhance students' learning experience and their sense of civic responsibility, not only through readings and discussions, but also by engaging service activities for a local community or library. This course focuses on community engagement and a variety of literacy issues. It provides students with educational opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills obtained from class to a local community through direct service or project-based community engagement. A minimum of 25 hours of direct service or service-learning project over the course of the semester is required. Students will closely work with people in a local community or library to deliver the tangible outcomes through a project by the end of the course.
Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7040.