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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 2017 Service-Learning Courses

Course No. and Section Title Instructor Community Agency Keywords
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ARTE 530, Section 001 Art of Children Olga Ivashkevich Boys & Girls Club, St. Lawrence Place Shelter, Eziekel Ministries Aftershool ARTE
EDML 321 Middle Level Teaching and Management Dr. G. Nathan Carnes Hand Middle School & various middle level education partners EDML
ENVR 331, Section 001 Integrating Sustainability Jennifer R. Pournelle UofSC ENVR
GERM 401P Teaching German to Young Children Lara Ducate Rosewood Elementary GERM
HPEB 502, Regular and Honors Sections Applied Human Nutrition Brie Turner-McGrievy Harvest Hope HPEB
HPEB 679 Addressing Childhood Obesity through Community Approaches Christine Blake Forest Lake Elementary School HPEB
HRTM 362 Wedding Planning and Management Annette Hoover Columbia Bridal HRTM
ITEC 101 Section 001 Thriving in the Tech Age Karen Patten Unknown at this time ITEC
ITEC 544 Corporate Training Systems Daniel Norris Each student group work with varying agencies ITEC
ITEC 544 Corporate Training and Development Systems Dan Norris Multiple ITEC
ITEC 564, Section 001 Project Management for Information Systems Karen Patten Unknown at this time ITEC
ITEC 564, Section 002 Project Management for Information Systems Karen Patten Unknown at this time ITEC
JOUR 531, Sections 001 and 002 Public Relations Campaigns Lisa Sisk Multiple JOUR
JOUR 537 Student Agency Jeffrey Ranta Ph.D. Multiple JOUR
JOUR 537 Student Agency Dr. Jeffrey Ranta Many--SC School of the Deaf and Blind, Leeza's Care Connection, Naturally Carolina Soap, The General's Hot Sauce JOUR
JOUR 531, Sections 001 and 002 Public Relations Campaigns Lisa Sisk Multiple JOUR
NURS 431, All Population Health Nursing Dr. Susan Poslusny Multiple NURS
PALM 495 Service-Learning Shelley AJ Jones TBD PALM
PUBH 498 Public Health Capstone Seminar Kara Montgomery Student selects PUBH
PUBH 498, Section 001 Public Health Capstone Seminar Christine Palmer Multiple PUBH
PUBH 498, Section 002 Public Health Capstone Seminar Kara Montgomery Students select this individually PUBH
SPAN 305 Working with Hispanic Clients Andrew Corley Multiple SPAN
SPAN 360, Section 001 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Carla Aguado Swygert Any clinic or hospital that treats Hispanic Patients SPAN 
UNIV 101 The Student in the University Jabari Bodrick Multiple UNIV
UNIV 101, Section C40 The Student in the University Theresa Harrison Multiple UNIV
UNIV 101, Section 160 The Student in the University Collin Crick Harvest Hope UNIV
WGST 004 Women In Society: A Service-Learning Approach Mary Baskin Waters, Ph.D. Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Transitions, Hannah House, Hand Middle School, SC Equality, Girls Rock, Homeless No More, The AIDS Foundation WGST
WGST 499 Community Service Internship Leah McClimans Variable with student interest WGST



Service-Learning Yearly Overview

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

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) 777-2811
jbodrick@sc.edu