In line with the University’s curriculum (as provided by the Centre for Initiation of Talent and industrial Training/CITRA), GIG1005: Social Engagement has been design to emphasise a holistic soft skill in academic and community outreach programme. This course intended to expose students on the imperative ideas of engagement or partnership between International and Strategic Studies’ students with individuals and organisations in the area to develop and advance the livelihood, sustainability, and economic life of the society, especially among the subaltern and underprivileged communities. At the Department of International and Strategic studies, we believe projects that address local community needs and societal problems is critical to our mission in highlighting the potential for internationally-focused experiential education that bridge students with wellbeing of the society. In return, social engagements enable International and Strategic Studies’ students to better inform about the social reality of the society and attracts wider audiences and stakeholders, in planning and conducting our pedagogical and research responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate the important of community engagement.
  2. Develop the ability to work in teams and with the community.
  3. Demonstrate good communication skills with the community. 

Synopsis of Course Contents

This course exposes the students on social engagement and their role as volunteers. Students need to plan their social engagement programme and will be placed at a specific location based on their programme. Students are expected to write a report and make a presentation on their experience with the society.

Main References

  1. Anne Bergeron. (2013). Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement. New Yok: American Alliance of Museums.
  2. Casey Klofstad (ed). (2016). New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism: Resources, Engagement and Recruitment (Social Logic of Politics). Phildelphia: Temple University Press. 
  3. Laurence E. Sussman. (2017). Engagement: Building Community. London: Independently Published.
  4. Tracy McDonald, Gerald S. Eisman & Robert A. Corrigan (eds.). (2011). Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Virginia: Stylus Publishing.
  5. Lisa K Childress. (2009)The Twenty-first Century: Developing Faculty Engagement in Internationalization. New York: Peter Lang.
  6. Lina D. Dostilio (ed). (2017). The Community Engagement in Higher Education: A Competency Model for an Emerging Field. New York: Campus Compact.
  7. Catherine Elaine Trotter. (2008). Community Engagement from Concept Implementation: 8 Steps to Unlocking Your Creative Ideas. South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent

Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment: 100% (For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Handbook/Academic Prospectus and the Centre for Initiation of Talent and Industrial Training

Community Engagement Programme Organised by the International and Strategic Studies’ students

Academic Session: 2016/2017

Academic Session: 2015/2016

Last Updated: 13/05/2019