This course offers you the chance to chronicle your participation within communities, those of which you are a part, and at least one that you will encounter for the first time.

As part of your work in this course you’ll be involved with a community-engaged learning project called SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and English) or another project affiliated with Graduation Generation. You should expect to spend two hours per week participating in one of these communities.

By the time this course concludes you will be able to

  • Describe the ways in which participation in a community transforms members.
  • Describe the relationships among scholarly definitions of identity, literacy, and community and support this description with personal experience gained from community-engaged learning.
  • Characterize a community via an analysis of its history, members, practices, and artifacts.
  • Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating.
  • Apply academic writing conventions, including organization, development, style, incorporation of materials from sources, grammar, formats, and documentation.
  • Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts.