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Civic Action

Public Service Courses

SERV 003. Leadership I. 1 or 2 Unit.

Students develop fundamental leadership skills such as problem-solving, time management, and communications skills. Approximately one half of the class consists of a lightning review of algebra, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. The balance of the course consists primarily of leadership presentations and exercises, and extensive in-class related writing assignments. This course may not count toward a SOECS degree requirement. (Fall).

SERV 004. Leadership II. 1 or 2 Unit.

A continuation of Leadership I, students develop further fundamental leadership skills such as problem-solving, time management, and communications skills. Approximately one half of the class consists of a lightning review of algebra, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. The balance of the course consists primarily of leadership presentations and exercises, and extensive in-class related writing assignments. This course may not count toward a SOECS degree requirement. (Fall).

SERV 010. Powell Leadership Seminar. 1 Unit.

This course is designed as an introduction to models of leadership, as well as specific leadership opportunities at Pacific available to Powell Scholars. Students will explore their own strengths and leadership styles, discuss leadership with community leaders, and develop plans that build on their individual leadership goals. Prerequisites: Students must be members of the Powell Scholars Program.

SERV 015. Exploring Topics in Academic Advising. 1 Unit.

This course is for undergraduate students who have been selected by Academic Advising to serve as student academic coaches for the 2020 -2021 academic year. This course examines theoretical and practical applications of academic coaching. Focus will be on the development of knowledge, skills, and attributes required of effective Student Academic Coaches to support and augment the work done by the Academic Advisors. During the course, Student Academic Coaches will be trained on the University’s educational tools, academic policies, understanding of the course catalog, and knowledge of campus services/resources. In addition, students will strengthen communication, interpersonal skills, and diversity awareness in order to provide culturally responsive support for their peers.

SERV 057. Foundations/Help. Relationship. 2 Units.

SERV 087A. Internship. 2-5 Units.

SERV 089. Public Service. 1 Unit.

SERV 093D. Special Topics. 1-4 Units.

SERV 093E. Special Topics. 1-4 Units.

SERV 093F. Special Topics. 4 Units.

SERV 189A. Practicum. 2-5 Units.

SERV 191. Indepedent Study. 4 Units.

Students successfully completing the Minor in Civic Action will have demonstrated competencies in:

  • LO 1: Critically examine real world issues affecting underserved communities.
  • LO 2: Reflect on the biases and expectations students bring to the experience to understand the community and clients being served and their needs;
  • LO 3: Develop critical thinking through writing, reading, and discussion of important social issues.
  • LO 4: Articulate relevant professional skills gained through application of classroom learning during community service;
  • LO 5: Analyze and critique competing perspectives in a society; compare, contrast, and interpret differences and commonalities among peoples, ideas, traditions, cultural practices and solutions to problems.