CFS 245 Community Resources-Families

Prerequisites: GSTR 210 (or waiver) and one CFS course; OR permission of instructor

This course defines and models the components and characteristics of service-learning within the context of families and communities. The primary emphasis will be to identify and gain insights about various community systems, programs, and services (public, private, and non-profit organizations) that support an effective quality of life for families. The broad context of the course examines public health, food and nutrition needs, concerns, and services directed toward each stage of the lifecycle. Students will engage in meaningful work with community food and nutrition agencies, health-care groups, and other social entities that serve families. Particular emphasis will be placed on enhancing library and research skills, critical reading, active listening skills, and effective interviewing, speaking, and writing skills. Active Learning Experience-Service Learning.


1 Course Credit