Learning embedded with the Carolinian Creed.
Service-learning is mutually rewarding for participants and participating organizations. Students enjoy a sense of community connection while living out the principles of the Carolina Creed in their day-to-day life. Service recipients benefit from professional insight and fresh thinking.
The hands-on tasks of service transform real-world concerns into avenues for educational
growth. The courses, which are an opportunity to test, observe or prove concepts and
skills, also can help students earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD).
Service-learning helps prepare students to be full, responsible participants in both their profession
and their communities.
The Effects of Service-Learning
Growing research shows that service-learning can have significant positive effects on many areas of students' lives, including:
- Academic performance
- Choice of a service career
- Plans to participate in service after college
- Increased degree of interest in subject matter
Spring 2018 Service-Learning Courses
|Course No. and Section||Title||Instructor||Community Agency||Keywords
|PUBH 498 002||Public Health Capstone Seminar||Christine Palmer||Students have different community agencies they partner with||PUBH|
|NURS 431 all sections||Family and Community Health Nursing||Susan Poslusny||Birthright, Brennen Elem School, Epworth Children's Home, Free Medical Clinic, Girls on the Run, Harvest Hope, Free Medical Clinic, Healthy Columbia, Homestead Hospice, Ronald McDonald House; potentially Palmetto Place||NURS|
|SPAN 360.001||Spanish for Healthcare Professionals||Carla Swygert||Good Samaritan Clinic and Lexington Medical Hospital||SPAN|
|ART 540P||School Art Program PRACTICUM||Minuette Floyd||general community||ART|
|GERM 401P||Teaching German to Young Children||Lara Ducate||Rosewood Elementary||GERM|
|PUBH 498 section 001||Public Health Capstone Seminar||Kara Montgomery||students select a variety from the community||PUBH|
|HRTM 362||Wedding Planning and Management||Annette Hoover||all||HRTM|
|SLIS 410 H01||Knowledge Management||Darin Freeburg||Columbia World Affairs Council; potentially the Columbia office of business opportunities||SLIS|
|SPAN 305 section 001||Working with Hispanic Clients||Katie Mickel||PASOs, Acercamiento Hispano, Good Samaritan Clinic(s), local public schools, and other organizations that serve a large Hispanic population||SPAN|
|ARTE 530 section 001||Art of Children||Olga Ivashkevich||Boys and Girls Club, Ezekiel After School Center, St. Lawrence Place Shelter||ARTE|
|ENGL 102||Green Quad Service-Learning Course||Jennifer Martin||Green Quad||ENGL|
|UNIV 290||International Healthcare: Service Learning in Nicaragua||Patrick Hickey||clinics in Nicaragua||UNIV|
|WGST 112 H01||Women in Society||Mary Baskin-Waters||PASOS, Homeless No More, St. Lawrence Place, SC Equality||WGST|
|MSCI 599 H01||Aquaponics||Joe Jones||Palmetto Children's Home||MSCI|
|PSYCH 489||Community psychology practicum||Bret Kloos||shelters, educational initiatives, advocacy organizations||PSYCH|
|HPEB 553 - 004||Community Health Problems||Alyssa Robillard||varies||HPEB|
Service-Learning Yearly Overview
Each year we work to assess and report the impact of service-learning initiatives for our students, faculty and community.
Jabari Bodrick, Ph.D.
Russell House University Union, Suite 227