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Course Syllabi

Campus Compact: Service-Learning Syllabi by Discipline

If you’re looking for Service-Learning course syllabi in your discipline, then this is the place to start! Here, Campus Compact catalogues over 300 exemplary service-learning syllabi across a wide variety of disciplines.

Service-Learning Project Ideas by Discipline

The ideas listed here may help faculty incorporate service-learning experiences into the course content.

Discipline-Specific Service-Learning Resources for Higher Education

Discipline-specific service-learning resources by the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

 

Anthropology                                                                 

Anthropology 210: Biomedical Science and Human Adaptability

Course syllabus for a class that will deal with the issues of community health, its evaluation, and the implementation of strategies for effecting change

Public Interest Anthropology: A Boasian Service-Learning Initiative

This paper describes the theoretical rationale and practice related to two connected anthropology courses at the University of Pennsylvania and University City High School, a predominantly African-American school on Penn's borders.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Service-Learning and Anthropology

This special journal issue is devoted to an exploration of the intersection of service-learning and anthropology -- the contributions that the field of anthropology can make to community service learning and how service-learning can and does inform anthropological practice.

                                   

Art                            

Boise State Art Students Take Service-Learning to Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge in Nampa

Art students at Boise State University completed more than a dozen pieces of metal art for the refuge that were inspired by the species who call it home.

Constructing Professional Identity in Art Therapy Through Service-Learning and Practica

Article by the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association that chronicles a Service-Learning project designed to help develop the students' professional identity.

Sojourning in the Art World: Service Learning in the Philosophy of Art

A comical story about a Trinity College professor's purchase of Twinkies as art and how he included it in his Philosophy of Art class. Includes syllabus.

                                   

Biology

Science Teaching Educational Research and Service

California State University BIOL 480Service-Learning objectives and strategic plan.

Anthropology 210: Biomedical Science and Human Adaptability

Course syllabus for a class that will deal with the issues of community health, its evaluation, and the implementation of strategies for effecting change.

                                   

Business

Service Learning and International Business Education

Academic Exchange Quarterly,Spring2004. This paper seeks to explain a unique model for providing international business experience to MBA students using a high-ranking small MBA program in Florida as a case study.

Successful Service Learning Projects in Accounting and Business Curriculums

Community College National Center for Community Engagement.

                                   

Chemistry                    

Chemistry & Service-Learning in Higher Education

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse article about examples of chemistry service-learning projects at the post-secondary level.

                                   

Computer Science

Making Service-Learning Accessible to Computer Scientists

An article addressing how service-learning is used in the computer science classroom.

                                   

Dental Hygiene

A Framework for Service-Learning in Dental Education

February 2006 Journal of Dental Education. This article offers a framework for service-learning in dental education and describes ten components that characterize true service-learning in dental and dental hygiene curricula.

DSD 832: Dental Care for Special Needs Populations

Patient Care/Service Learning Paper Guidelines.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Packed with Service-Learning resources for all health related fields.

                                   

Education

Service-learning program gives children a ‘jump start’ into school

University of Wisconsin-Madison article about partnering college students with underprivileged preschoolers.

Service-Learning in Early Childhood Teacher Education

Early Childhood Education Journal article documenting how Service-Learning is used to prepare education majors.

Service-Learning and Teacher Education

ERIC Digest article that provides a definition and examples of service-learning, examines rationales and approaches, reviews research, and discusses future challenges related to service-learning in teacher education.

                                   

Engineering                                                                                        

EPICS: Service Learning by Design

Purdue University article that documents the service goals of the EPICS Program.

                                   

English

English Service-Learning Project Ideas

Interesting ideas designed for high school that could work for college students as well.                       

Welcome to English 121, Composition: Social Issues!

University of Washington syllabus with an interesting approach to incorporating fresh ideas and Service-Learning.

                                   

English for Speakers of Other Languages           

Using Service-Learning as Part of an ESL Program

Article by James M Minor from Sacred Heart University illustrating how service-learning 'revitalized its [ESL] curriculum and made a significant impact on students'.

                                   

Gerontology               

Intergenerational Service Learning

Some of our most relevant resources for Intergenerational Service Learning by the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

Senior-Senior Prom: A Service-Learning Project Example

Realizing that senior citizens experienced feelings of isolation and neglect, the students decided to plan an event to address this problem. For other interesting project ideas, click on the link located on the left, near the top.

                                   

Health                     

Anthropology 210: Biomedical Science and Human Adaptability

Course syllabus for a class that will deal with the issues of community health, its evaluation, and the implementation of strategies for effecting change.

                                   

History                   

Service learning: History students help us understand our past

University of Southern Indiana newsletter article about history students and service-learning.    

Civics and History Resources from NSLC

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse provides timely resources on topics such as civics and history, evaluation and assessment, partnerships, reflection, and much more.

                                   

Language                                                

Serving the Community and Learning a Foreign Language: Evaluating a Service-Learning Programme

A Service-Learning program in Spanish, in which learners of Spanish provide various forms of social services to native speakers in local communities in the target language, is evaluated to assess its impact on learner motivation and attitudes.

                                   

Math                        

Math & Service-Learning in Higher Education

Examples of how to use Service-Learning in mathematics as well as links and resources.

Teaching Math Without an Answer Key

An interesting article by Matt Mayberry, a high school math teacher that follows his journey through incorporating Service-Learning into his curriculum.

                                   

Music                              

Making Music in Southeast Alaska

Article documenting how a visit from a Portland musician and his students impacted children in Sitka, Alaska.

                                   

Nursing                       

Caring and Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Nursing                          

AAHE's Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines. 200 pgs. PDF format.

Anthropology 210: Biomedical Science and Human Adaptability

Course syllabus for a class that will deal with the issues of community health, its evaluation, and the implementation of strategies for effecting change.

                                   

Philosophy                           

APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy

Opening remarks at APA Panel on "Service-Learning in Philosophy" sponsored by the Committee on Teaching Philosophy, December 29, 1999.

Sojourning in the Art World: Service Learning in the Philosophy of Art

A comical story about a Trinity College professor's purchase of Twinkies as art and how he included it in his Philosophy of Art class. Includes syllabus.

                                   

Physical Education                                                               

A Physical Educator's Perspective of Namibia, Africa

Part of the series "Service Learning for Social Justice."

                                   

Physics                                                             

Infusing Service-Learning in Science and Engineering and its Impact on Pedagogy and Retention

University of Maryland Eastern Shore article that focuses on how SLOPE (Service Learning Opportunities in Physics and Engineering) has integrated service into classes to increase student retention.

                                   

Political Science               

Service Learning in Political Science

Links and resources from the American Political Science Association.

Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science                   

AAHE's Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines. A collection of essays that focus on the use of service-learning as an approach to teaching and learning in political science.

The "Lived Experience" of Political Engagement                     

A study that seeks to document learning and personal change through critical analysis of detailed narratives.

                                   

Psychology        

2006 Action Teaching Award Winner

Social Psychology Network award winning Service-Learning ideas. Submitted by Dana C. Leighton.

APA : Service-Learning in Psychology

Information from the American Psychological Association regarding Service-Learning in Psychology.

Service-Learning and Psychology

Article by Tanya Renner Ph.D. about teaching with Service-Learning in her Theories of Personality course.

Association for Psychological Science

A great run-down of things to think about while you incorporate service-learning into your course.

                                   

Sociology                     

Service Learning in the Rural Community College                  

This paper uses Kirtland Community College, Michigan, as a model for development of a rural Service-Learning program.

Cultivating the Sociological Imagination: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Sociology                         

AAHE's Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines. Discusses service learning in sociology or students engaging in sociological analysis through projects designed to make a positive impact on communities.

                                   

Speech Communication                         

Using Service-Learning in the Public Speaking Class

Two public speaking instructors at Tidewater highlight their goals, assignments, and results of service learning in their classes.                                                                 

Service-Learning and Communication: A Disciplinary Toolkit [pdf]

National Communication Association.

                                   

Theater

Investigative Drama: A Service Learning Capstone Theatre Course at Gonzaga University [pdf]

Using investigative drama with four students in a Service-Learning capstone course in theatre at Gonzaga University.

Tutors and Readers Theater

Readers Theater for preschool & kindergarten students.                                                             

 

Women's Studies                               

The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women's Studies

This is the 17th in a series on service-learning and the academic disciplines which discusses the role of service-learning as part of women's studies. 

                                   

Writing

Teaching Guides: Using Service-Learning in Writing Courses

Colorado State University site with tips on Service-Learning implementation as well as additional resources.          

Integrating Writing, Academic Discourses, and Service Learning: Project Renaissance and School/College Literacy Collaborations

Composition Studies article that examines ways to use service-learning in a writing class to help students make connections between their course material and the world at large.