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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 2021 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
ENGL 360 001 Creative Writing Fred Dings
ENGL 360 002 Creative Writing Fred Dings
ENGL 360 006 Creative Writing Elizabeth Countryman
HPEB 489 001, H10 Food Systems Capstone Seminar  Sonya Jones
HPEB 502  J11 Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition Christine Blake
HPEB 553 J52, J10 Community Health Problems Kenneth Watkins
ITEC 101 001 Thriving in the Tech Age Dexter Harlee
ITEC 101 J10 Thriving in the Tech Age Karen Patten
ITEC 564 001 Project Management for Information Systems John Gerdes
ITEC 564 002 Project Management for Information Systems Karen Patten
JOUR 531 001 Public Relations Campaigns Kelly Davis 
JOUR 531 002 Public Relations Campaigns Brooke McKeever
JOUR 531 003 Public Relations Campaigns Kelly Davis
JOUR 531 Y01 Public Relations Campaigns Jacqueline Keisler
JOUR 537   001, 002, 003, 004 The Carolina Agency Ernest Grigg 
NURS 431  N65 Population Health Nursing Joan Creeed, April Cone
NURS 431  N80 Population Health Nursing Joan Creed  
PALM 495 P11, P12, P13, P14
P15, P16, P19, P21
P22, P23, P24, P25
P26, P29
Service-Learning Shelley Johnson-Jones
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
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
WGST 112 001, J12, YJC, YJD Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Dawn Campbell
WGST 112 002 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Kathryn Luchok
WGST 112 J13, J14, J15, J19, J23 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Rebecca Head
WGST 112 J16, J26 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Mary Waters
WGST 112 J17, J18, J24, J25 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Annie Boiter-Jolley
WGST 112 Z01 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Julia Elliot



Jabari Bodrick, Ph.D.
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