Office of Service Learning

2014-15 Service Learning Course Offerings

Spring 2015

Number Title Professor Service Learning Description
AC 344^

Individual Taxation: Socioeconomic Applications


Students prepare income tax returns for taxpayers eligible for free tax return preparation service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program of the IRS. SerL

BI 318
BI 318L

 Vertebrate Zoology 
 Vertebrate Zoology Lab
Byun Students will be involved in various research projects at the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo.  SerL Option
CO 341  End of Life Communication Pagano Students engage an applied approach to the study of end-of-life health communications, providing service to community members who are terminally ill. SerL
ED 200A^ Explorations in Teaching Calderwood Students discover how education is accomplished in schools through the social construction of teaching and learning by serving with a high needs school. SerL
ED 200B^  Explorations in Teaching Storms Students discover how education is accomplished in schools through the social construction of teaching and learning by serving with a high needs school. SerL
ED 329* Philosophy of Education, An Introduction Kohli Students will work with Saint Martin de Porres Academy on an agreed upon project that meets the mutual goals of the students and school.  University students will also host eighth graders from Saint Martin on campus for a day. SerL (all sections)  
EN/W 290 Writing and Responding Boquet While working with poetry-in-community projects, students will learn about literacy sponsorship, the function of writing centers, and will develop skills responding to writers in a variety of contexts.  There will be options to engage locally as well as in New Orleans during Spring Break. SerL Opt
EN/W 339^  Grant and Proposal Writing Sobocinski  Students write grants for several local non-profits to support the growth and development of the organization's programs in line with its mission. SerL 
IS 240  Systems Analysis and Logical Design  Vinekar  Students work on live information systems projects with non-profit organizations. SerL 
MD 405 Management of School Library Resources for Teaching and Learning Bogel This course will include site-based service-learning fieldwork to help synthesize the philosophical, professional, and community outcomes related to equity of access to print and digital materials in the school library. SerL
NS 323 Nursing of Children and Families O'Shea Students will spend 10 hours conducing health education interventions with preschool age children.  Programs will center on lead education and health nutrition and exercise. SerL 
NS 330~  Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing  Mager Students work with community partners to establish sustainable, evidence-based interventions to address the identified health concern in a geographic area or population. There is also an opportunity to travel to Managua, Nicaragua for an International Service Learning experience. SerL 
PJ 398 Capstone Research Seminar - Peace & Justice Studies Griffin  Students will work with the after-school tutoring program at the McGivney Center in Bridgeport.  Students will have the additional opportunity to travel to Nicaragua for course-based service during Spring Break.  SerL 
PY 212^ Developmental Psychology for Majors Primavera Students will work with the Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Project, doing literacy work and mentoring. SerL 
PY 365  Neuroanatomy and Behavior  Harding  Working with 1-2 Bridgeport schools, students will bring Neuroscience into the community. Service learning activities will include article discussions about service learning in the sciences, discussions about funding / lack thereof in Bridgeport, and 1-2 visits / school to our campus. Service-learning activities will be entirely designed and run by students participating in this class. SerL
RS 235*~ Liberation Theology Lakeland  Students will select from a variety of direct service opportunities that will enable them to connect the content of the course to social justice issues relevant to the local community. SerL
SP 111 R* Elementary Spanish Morriberon Students will tutor English as Second Language students, practice with native speakers and learn about culture through hands-on experience.  SerL
SW 551  Capstone Project I Yoo  Students work on a software project -- from developing organizational management software tools to setting up a wireless network -- for and with community-based organizations. SerL Option 

SerL = all students in the course are required to participate in service learning
SerL Option = students have a choice to participate in service learning as a final project and/or in lieu of another comparable project.

*Core Course
^ US Diversity Course

+ Living & Learning Community Course
~ World Diversity Course

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