Office of Service Learning

2015-16 Service Learning Course Offerings

Fall 2015

Number Title Professor Service Learning Description

BI 76*

Environmental Science

Biardi

Following classroom instruction on the basics of watershed quality and monitoring methods, undergraduate students will work with local community groups to sample and test the physical and chemical properties of surface waters, and monitor macroinvertegrate diversity in collaboration with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. SerL Option

BI 372

Environmental Toxicology Biardi Students will work with Campus Operations of local community groups to develop a monitoring and assessment program for synthetic chemical substances in the environment.  Students will conduct standardized methods of sample collection and analysis, and generate a report on the current status of the environment to share with the partner organization. SerL Option
ED 200A^  Explorations in Teaching Calderwood Students discover how education is accomplished in schools through the social construction of teaching and learning by serving with a high needs school.SerL
ED 200B^  Explorations in Teaching Storms Students discover how education is accomplished in schools through the social construction of teaching and learning by serving with a high needs school. SerL
ED 329 Philosophy of Education, An Introduction Kohli Students will work with Saint Martin de Porres Academy and Barnum Elementary School on an agreed upon project that meets the mutual goals of the students and schools.  University students will also host eighth graders from Saint Martin on campus for a day. SerL (all sections)  
EN 126* American Social Protest Literature Petrino Students will engage in service with plan and execute a direct action project involving an important social issue about which they plan to raise awareness at the University or within the community. SerL Option
EN172*^+ Literacy and Language Bowen

Students participate in tutoring pairings with elementary school students at Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport, observing and engaging with children’s literacy development. SerL

EN/W339^  Grant and Proposal Writing Sobocinski  Students write grants for several local non-profits to support the growth and development of the organization's programs in line with its mission. SerL 
IL 150~ International Operations of Non-Profits Poli

Students will have the option to work on individualized projects with the Montage Initiative, a Bridgeport-based NGO. Students will work directly with the CEO to develop and carry out their projects. SerL Option

NS 112^+ Health Care Delivery Systems Planas

Students work with local elementary schools or hospitals to create and implement health education initiatives. SerL

NS 323 Nursing of Children and Families O'Shea Students will spend 10 hours conducting health education interventions with preschool age children.  Programs will center on lead education and health nutrition and exercise. SerL 
NS 330~  Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing  Mager Students work with community partners to establish sustainable, evidence-based interventions to address the identified health concern in a geographic area or population. There is also an opportunity to travel to Managua, Nicaragua for an International Service Learning experience. SerL 
PO 129 Politics of Humanitarian Action Leatherman  Students will work in teams with Scholars at Risk to conduct both research and advocacy on behalf of scholars experiencing human rights violations in conflict-ridden countries.  SerL 
PY 212^ Developmental Psychology for Majors (with lab) Primavera Students will work with the Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Project, doing literacy work and mentoring. SerL 
SO 112*^ American Society Schlichting  Students will complete service learning projects -- focused on issues such as economic development, hunger, homelessness, etc. -- with community partners in Bridgeport. SerL Option 
SW 304* Web Development Rusu 

Students engage in semester-long team projects that assist local community service organizations. The techniques and methodologies studied in the course will be applied to designing and developing real-world web application, providing valuable learning opportunities. SerL

SW 550 Capstone Project I Yoo Students work on a software project -- from developing organizational management software tools to setting up a wireless network -- for and with community-based organizations. SerL Option 
SW 551  Capstone Project II Yoo  Students work on a software project -- from developing organizational management software tools to setting up a wireless network -- for and with community-based organizations. SerL Option 

SerL = all students in the course are required to participate in service learning
SerL Option = students have a choice to participate in service learning as a final project and/or in lieu of another comparable project.

*Core Course
^ US Diversity Course

+ Living & Learning Community Course
~ World Diversity Course

 

 

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