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Service-Learning

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

Fall 2019 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
ENVR 331 001 Integrating Sustainability Jennifer Pournelle
GERM 401P 001 Practicum in Teaching German to Young Children Lara Ducate
HPEB 502 H10, 001, P11, P12, P13, P14, P15, P 16, P19 Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition Gabrielle Turner-Grievey & Elizabeth Ann Easley
HPEB 553 H10, 001 Community Health Problems Edena Guimaraes
ITEC 564 001, 002 Project Management for Information Systems Karen Patten
ITEC 101 001, 002, 003 Thriving in the Tech Age Karen Patten
JOUR 531 001, 002, 003, 004 Public Relations Campaigns Kelly Davis, Ernest Grigg, & Holly Overton 
JOUR 537 001, 002 The Carolina Agency Ernest Grigg
NURS 431  H10, N62, N65, N68, N85 Population Health Nursing Joan Creed
PALM 495 P11, P12, P13, P14, P15, P16, P19, P21, P22, P23, P24, P25, P26, P28, P29 Service-Learning Shelley Jones
PUBH 498  001 Public Health Capstone Seminar Alex Blauvelt
SPAN 305  001 Working with Hispanic Clients Alanna Breen
SPAN 360 001 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Carla Swygert
UNIV 101 031 The Student in the University Jabari Bodrick
UNIV 201 002 Healthcare in Action Eileen Korpita
WGST 112 H01 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Mary Baskin Waters
WGST 499 001 Community Service Internship Dawn Michelle Campbell



Service-Learning Yearly Overview

Each year we work to assess and report the impact of service-learning initiatives for our students, faculty and community.

2016-2017 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]
2015-16 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]

2014-15 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]
2013-14 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]

 

Contact

Jabari Bodrick, Ph.D.
Russell House University Union, Suite 227
(803) 576-6208
jbodrick@sc.edu