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Leadership and Service Center

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In service-learning, your education is connected to meaningful, hands-on community service. This rewarding method of learning can prepare you for life as part of a greater community.

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
  • Values
  • Self-efficacy
  • Leadership
  • Choice of a service career
  • Plans to participate in service after college
  • Increased degree of interest in subject matter

Spring 2020 Service-Learning Courses

Course  Section(s) Course Title Instructor of Record
ARTE 530  001 Art of Children Olga Ivashkevich
ARTE 540P 001 Practicum in Art Education Minuette Floyd
EDML 321 H10 & 001 Middle Level Teaching and Managment Christopher Burkett
ENGL 360 H01 HNRS: Creative Writing Ed Madden
ENVR 501 002 Special Topics in Environment Thomas Syfert
GERM 401P 001 Practicum in Teaching German to Young Children Maximilian Gindorf
HPEB 502 J01, J02, J04, J05, J06, J07, J08, J11 Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition Christine Blake
HPEB 553 J10 Community Health Problems Anne Rudisill
HPEB 553 J52 Community Health Problems Kenneth Watkins
ITEC 101 001 & 002 Thriving in the Tech Age Karen Patten
ITEC 564 001 Project Management for Information Systems Karen Patten
JOUR 531 001 Public Relations Campaigns Kelly Davis
JOUR 531 002 Public Relations Campaigns Holly Overton 
JOUR 531 003 Public Relations Campaigns Kelly Davis
JOUR 531 Y01 Public Relations Campaigns Jacqueline Keisler
JOUR 531 Y02 Public Relations Campaigns Jacqueline Keisler
JOUR 537 001, 002 The Carolina Agency Clare Morris 
NURS 431  N65 Population Health Nursing Joan Creed & April Cone
PALM 495 P11, P12, P13, P14, P15, P16, P19, P21, P22, P23, P24, P25, P26, P29 Service-Learning Shelley Jones
PSYC 589 H02 HNRS: Research, Practice, and Policy in School Behavioral Health  Mark Weist 
PUBH 498  001 Public Health Capstone Seminar Kara Montgomery
PUBH 498  002 Public Health Capstone Seminar Morgan Collins
PUBH 498  003 Public Health Capstone Seminar Sara Corwin
SCHC 325 H03 HNRS: Putting History to Work in the World: Historic Perservation in Columbia History  Robert Weyeneth 
SCHC 330 H02 HNRS: Homelessness in South Carolina Bret Kloos
SLIS 325 P10 Children's Literature Valerie Byrd-Fort
SPAN 305  001 Working with Hispanic Clients Alanna Breen
SPAN 360 H01 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Carla Swygert
UNIV 201 001 Healthcare in Action Eileen Korpita
UNIV 290 C01 International Healthcare: Service-Learning  Patrick Hickey
WGST 112 H01 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Mary Baskin Waters
WGST 112 001 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Kathryn Luchok
WGST 112 002 & 003 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Annie Boiter-Jolley
WGST 112 004, J14, J15, J19, J20 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Dawn Campbell
WGST 112 J10, J11, J12, J13, J16, J17, J18 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Rebecca Head
WGST 112 J21, J22 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Rebecca Weismann
WGST 499 001 Community Service Internship Dawn Campbell



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