Service Learning

The list below describes each course we offer, as well as prerequisites (if any) and a few other details.

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SOSC 203 Service Learning and Global Issues

(3 credits) (3 lecture hours per week)

This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to service learning and global issues within the broad categories of economic development, social/cultural change, and environmental impacts. In small groups, students will undertake a major service learning activity to address one or more global issues of their choice in partnership with community organizations.

To find where this course transfers, check the BC Transfer Guide

Prerequisites: ENGL 151, or ENGL 161, or ENGL 163, or ENGL 164; or former ENGL 150 or former ENGL 160; and one course from one of the following disciplines: ANTH, ASIA, BUS, ECON, GEOG, GSWS, PSC, PSYC, OR SOC

 

 

 

 Professor's Testimonies  

 

The Africa Calling Project testifies to the power and relevance of Sociology to make a positive difference. Africa Calling engages with Charles Wright Mills’ (1959) concept of Sociological Imagination. Specifically, it engages and inspires people to stop being cheerful robots and network with others to harness the power of social relationships to solve social problems and change lives. 

Dr. Francis Adu-Febiri

Professor, Sociology

January 26, 2012

 

Africa Calling is a great project to reduce the digital divide between developed and developing countries. Cell phones collected by Africa Calling will be an important social tool to provide people the opportunity to get connected with their families, access to critical health information, and conduct a wide range of business. It is also an environmentally friendly way to reduce the discarding of these cell phones to the landfill by extending their life cycle.  I hope you will be able to join together to support the work of Africa Calling by donating your used cell phones or to help organize collecting cell phones in your work place or city.

Dr. Francis Yee

Instructor of Geography

Camosun College

Victoria, BC

Africa Calling is an ambitious, student led initiative to engage with issues beyond our own backyard.  The recognition that discarded cell phones in our community open doors of opportunity for many different African communities is an example of small scale development that promotes sustainability, recycling, and collaboration with members of our global village.  As an anthropologist, I am proud that Camosun students are making the effort to be part of positive change in a culturally relative manner.

Nicole Kilburn, MA

Anthropology and Archaeology

Department of Social Sciences

Camosun College, Victoria