Fall 2018 Service Learning Course Offerings

Course Number Course Title Faculty Service Learning Description

AC 380

Not-for-Profit Accounting


Students assist local nonprofit managers to learn about their culture and operating environment, study financial reporting issues related to these organizations, and how to analyze and interpret financial statements. SerL

BI 76 / CH 76*+

Environmental Science Biardi Following instruction on the basics of watershed quality and monitoring methods, students work with community groups to test the physical and chemical properties of surface waters, and monitor macroinvertebrate diversity in collaboration with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. SerL Option
CO 242* (2 sections) Alcohol, Addiction, and Culture Wills Students engaged service with local high school students, working together to strategize ways to talk about alcohol use and alcoholism and develop action plans that can help us all involved think, talk, and act with our own health and the health of our community in mind. SerL    

CO 248*

Health Communication Pagano Students serve with the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, working with patients and staff in healthcare delivery. SerL

ED 200^

Explorations in Education: Teaching, Learning and Schooling Storms

Students explore the social construction of teaching and learning by assisting in classrooms at Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport. SerL

ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction Crandall Students will engage with local K-12 students to explore theories and applications of education. SerL
ED 437 Developing Literacy in the Elementary School: Primary Grades  Colwell Students will explore literacy methods while engaging Language Arts classrooms in Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport. SerL
EN 126 Social Protest Literature Bodach Students will anchor their own learning by teaching others, working with young people from Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy, to collaborate on story-telling, reading, and writing. SerL
EN 172*+^ 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 281^ Native American Literature Bayers Students work with the town of La Plant, SD on construction projects, a summer camp, and community-wide meals.  Students also transcribe an oral history project for the Lakota community.  SerL Option
EN/W 290 Writing and Responding Boquet Students will work with teachers and students at Central High School to set up, train, and staff their new high school Writing Center. Students will learn about literacy sponsorship, the function of writing centers, and will develop skills responding to writers in a variety of local contexts. SerL
EN/W 339^ Grant and Proposal Writing Sobocinski  Students will write grants for several local non-profits to support the growth and development of the organization’s programs in line with its mission. SerL
HR 202 Honors Seminar: Shakespeare and the Pedagogies of Justice Kelley Students will facilitate a Shakespeare learning community with youth from Claytor Academy in Bridgeport. SerL
 NS 112+ Health Care Delivery Systems  Planas Students work with local elementary schools, hospitals, or the Hope Dispensary low-cost pharmacy to create and implement health education initiatives. SerL Option
NS 330~ Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing Mager Students will work with community partners to establish sustainable, evidence-based interventions to address the identified health concern in a geographic area or population. SerL
PY 212^ Developmental Psychology for Majors with lab Creane Students work with the Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Project, doing literacy work and mentoring. SerL
RS 235*^ Liberation Theology Molloy

Students complete service learning projects -- focused on issues such as economic development, hunger, homelessness -- with community partners. SerL

SP 231N Career-Oriented Spanish for Nursing and Health Studies Hernandez Students engage in interpreting opportunities and translation projects at the Hope Dispensary, a low-cost pharmacy. Students explore the complexities of culturally defined concepts of health and wellness beyond word-for-word translation through service learning opportunities. SerL
SW 304/406 Web Development Rusu Students engage in semester-long team projects that assist local nonprofit organizations. The techniques and methodologies studied in the course will be applied to designing and developing real-world web applications, providing valuable learning opportunities. SerL

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

+ Sophomore Residential College Course 
~ World Diversity Course







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