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CCS300: Service in a Cross-Cultural Setting
Multiple, Multiple (Carroll Courses Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Advisor: Lezlie Weber Program Type: Faculty-Supported Programs
Program Description:
Program Description:
* This course will be opening for the Fall 2017 semester but students must complete a CCE Site Approval Form approved by the Office of General Education to continue in this course. A link to the form is below.
Site Approval Form.docx

Students may elect to arrange a qualifying volunteer experience as the immersion portion of the CCE requirement. This is a particularly favorable option for students wanting to align the experience specifically to their major field of study, those requiring additional scheduling flexibility or students facing economic challenges. For the service learning program, students are charged with selecting a location wherein they will be working directly with diverse populations to fulfill the immersive portion of their CCE in tandem with enrollment in the two-credit CCS 300 Service Learning course.
When proposing a location, it is critical to understand that the primary criteria for approval is reciprocity between you and people representing the culture you are working with. While you may be at your site to perform a service, the site must foster an environment of mutual respect wherein relationships can be built, cultural differences can be explored and insight can be gained from all participants.  If you need assistance finding a volunteer site that would meet the criteria, please contact Cyd Fode at
Core Requirements:
For approval, student must complete a minimum of 60 contact hours at the approved site. For the semester, this averages out to roughly five hours per week of volunteer time. Non-contact hours (such as orientations, driving, etc.) may not be used towards fulfilling the 60 hour minimum.

Pre-requisite:  Participation in a pre-approved immersion experience.   When you click 'Apply Now' you will be asked to complete a CCE Site Approval Form and your site will be reviewed by the Director of General Education.  Your site must be approved before hand.  If you are unsure about your site or unsure how to complete that part of the application, please contact Cyd Fode ( or  Once sites are approved, applications will be accepted for Fall 2017 until the class is filled.

Instructors: Maria Ritzema 
Locations:  Various
Course Meeting Times: Thursdays 4-5:50PM 
Travel Dates:r Fall 2018 Semester, immersion must occur between the fall semester dates.  Students may not complete their immersion before the class begins.
NOTE:  The University does not excuse students from classes for their immersion, please plan accordingly.
Estimated Cost:  Varies per student

Course Credits: 2 
Offered every Fall and Spring Semester 


Students requesting accommodations for their CCE should contact The Office for Students with Disabilities at the Walter Young Center by calling 262-524-7335 to set up an appointment with Marty Bledsoe.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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