Community Service Learning

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Community Service Learning

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Service-Learning, Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    The aim of the module is to provide students from abroad with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their global citizenship through volunteer work. They will develop an understanding of current issues impacting communities in South Africa and experience this first hand through service whilst volunteering at projects in Port Elizabeth.

    Module Outcomes

    On completion of this module students will have:

    • A theoretical understanding of, as well as practical exposure to, the face and impact of poverty in South Africa
    • A broad understanding of the process and principles of community development
    • The ability to apply the principles of community development while volunteering at projects
    • Knowledge of and experience in building relationships to participate in the development of people
    • Reflected on their theoretical and practical experiences in order to ensure they learn while providing a service.