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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.


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.


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.


Science Teaching Educational Research and Service

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


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.

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.


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.


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'.


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.


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.


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

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


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."


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.

The "Lived Experience" of Political Engagement

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


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.

Speech Communication

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

National Communication Association.


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.


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.