SPA 1311: Service Learning in Spanish Conversation and Composition
Faculty: Robert M. Shannon, Ph D.
OBJECTIVES OF COURSE
The Statement of Mission and Goals of this University indicates, “The students and faculty of Saint Joseph’s ... share a common zeal for learning, for wisdom, for justice, for service, or witnessing and sharing the wonders of God...Saint Joseph’s University intends to provide a forum for questions concerning the total natural and social environment. Saint Joseph’s will encourage innovative educational program aimed at improving the quality of life both in the local and global community...Saint Joseph’s recognizes that the basic contribution to the solution to the many critical problems confronting society today lies in the development of actively concerned individuals who are intellectually and spiritually prepared to deal with these problems effectively.” This course is designed to fulfill the cited Statement of Mission and Goals by giving students practice in spoken and written Spanish and bringing the experience of volunteer service in the Hispanic community of the Delaware Valley into the classroom. Class discussion, written work and examinations will be totally in Spanish.