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Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication


Elisabeth C. Gumnior


This thesis combines research writing with personal narrative to document and analyze the process of a service learner. I often engage in a literary analysis of my own narrative work to elicit the steps in the evolution of service learning within an individual. As a student of an institution that strives to be the national model of an engaged university, I hope that my work will be of pedagogical use as institutions further develop service learning programs. Much research about themes such as capitalism, democracy, neoliberalist economic theory, education, service, and the liberation theory as related to the Dominican Republic are combined with theories that I have learned in the school of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. Although completed for an Honors Program requirement, I will continue to work and live with what I have written.

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