University Studies (UNST)


UNST 215. SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP. 2 Credits.

The course is designed to explore the links between service, leadership and social change. From global to local contexts, students examine the people and circumstances involved in social transformations. Through their service-learning praxis experience, students draw upon leadership and social change theory to apply it to the context of their service experience. The goal of the course is to deepen students’ understanding of the social change model of leadership and the ways in which it shapes their ability to become change agents.

UNST 301. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS. 3 Credits.

Notes: intended for students still enrolled in quarter based prerequisites for the Communication Disorders program.
This course provides an overview of speech, hearing and language development, disorders and remediation for students who may have an interest in this discipline as a career choice.

UNST 495. ENGAGED INTERNSHIP. 2 Credits.

Students develop their civic and professional skills through experiential learning in a community context. Throughout the quarter, students attend required meetings and complete assignments that encourage them to reflect on their experience and role in fostering positive social change.

UNST 498. SOCIAL CHANGE SEMINAR. 2 Credits.

This course examines the theory and practice of social change. The course builds upon prior and ongoing community engagement providing students a space to examine the question of “what’s next?” as they transition from college into leadership roles in their careers and communities. From global to local contexts, students examine the people and circumstances involved in social transformations and then critically reflect on their own social change work now and in the future.