Sign Up for Navajo Service Learning Course


Take a trip to the Navajo Reservation in Lukachukai, Ariz., to chop wood for village elders and work with local schoolchildren in this Winter Term course. Class will meet several times in fall prior to travel portion of the class. CE course, 2+2 credits


Join us Fall 2013 for PSJ 255 Intro to Navajo Service Learning as we delve into the Diné (Navajo) Nation of the Southwestern United States. In this course, you will learn about many of the traditional values and beliefs of the Diné people of Lukachukai, Ariz.

We will be preparing for the January 2014 service learning travel class to this village, and you will have the opportunity to apply for participation in the 20-day journey in the Navajo Nation. In addition to studying the Diné culture, we will be learning cross-cultural skills, examining our own beliefs in relation to the Navajo people, practicing service-learning through the work of wood-chopping and serving others, developing our group and practicing community fundraising. 

We will meet on campus twice each month and take one Saturday each month for experiential endeavors in the field. There will be readings, a paper, and independent/group fieldwork and fundraising that each student will accomplish. We will have Diné visitors, opportunities for cultural experiences and encounters with other Native cultures as well. Please join us for this unique opportunity!

The fall semester class is 2 credits, including classes on four Saturdays and some meetings on Tuesdays between 11:20-12:50 (exact dates TBA).  The winter travel class is also 2 credits and is the class that meets the Civic Engagement requirement. 

If interested, contact instructor Elizabeth Wilson for more information: wilsone@pacificu.edu


Posted by Center for Civic Engagement (cce@pacificu.edu) on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM

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