Integrated Science 340: Service with Youth in STEM II

Course Number: INTEGSCI 340

Credits: 2

Fulfills Requirements: 

  • LAS elementary level
  • Community-based learning (service learning)


Instructor: Anna Courtier, PhD

Applies communication skills and social awareness issues in ways that enable students to work with increasing levels of independence in building and maintaining community relationships compared to INTEGSCI 240. Includes a lab section applied to lecture experiences to prepare for work with children in elementary after-school science clubs and to focus on different styles of communication. The multi-disciplinary focus of the after-school lessons develops connections between students’ field of study and others within STEM. In the service learning component, students apply academic knowledge through science education and outreach experiences in a community-focused and culturally sensitive way. Students work with underrepresented students in the Madison metropolitan area in elementary after-school science clubs, and are expected to critically reflect on the ties between their academic and community partnerships, and differences between campus and community culture.


Anna Courtier

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Director of Community-Based Learning