The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CESL 1101 Community Engaged Scholarship and Learning Seminar

Students enrolled in this course will be introduced to engaged research and scholarship (including participatory action research, etc), through faculty- facilitated exploration of culturally relevant topics through experiential learning, community engagement, and effective communication. Students will be able to participate in problem based research, where students will develop critical thinking and communication skills through active, experiential learning, and through reflective communication, (blogs, journals, etc.), and in-depth dialogue with other classmates, faculty, and community members (broadly-defined). By embedding students in the broader community vis-a-vis project-based scholarship and learning, this course also helps students develop both personal and social responsibility that further promotes a deep understanding of the research or scholarly topic.



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Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Col of Sciences