During your time at UC, you will engage with specific groups of people and communities —defined by interest, affiliation or geographic location. When you choose communities where you will actively participate, you are embarking on a vital component of the university experience that will continue throughout life. You will develop a stronger sense of self by remaining informed of social issues and contributing to a collective vision for the common good.
By engaging in this thematic area, you will make progress towards learning how to…
- Identify and differentiate multiple ways to contribute towards the development or achievement of the community’s goals.
- Develop a thorough understanding of the world view, beliefs, experiences, self-consciousness, or history of community members through collaboration.
- Articulate the purpose of service on a social issue or public policy and how service mutually enhances individual growth and the common good.
- Explain how education, advocacy, mobilization, or public policy can influence social issues and transform communities.