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Service-Learning

Service-Learning is an excellent way to incorporate classroom objectives into student experiences.  The literature on this subject is comprehensive and clear: service-learning invigorates educational subjects, improves student retention of material, and helps develop critical thinking.  (Eyler, Giles, Stenson, and Gray, 2001) 


Academic service learning is, essentially, a form of experiential learning where students integrate community service with the structured learning taking place in the classroom to enrich their learning of the course material.  In addition, Service-Learning helps students develop critical reflection, deepens their understanding of the complex causes of social problems, and enhances their skills in working collaboratively.

Service-Learning is more than just merely volunteering; it provides a level of critical thinking not obtained through regular volunteerism.  Since the service is academically anchored, it enhances what students are learning in a class and gives them an opportunity to actively reflect on what they are learning because of the experience.

After reviewing numerous available definitions of service-learning in the large body of literature related to engaged learning, the Committee agreed that the following definition for the National Service-learning Clearinghouse best suited the needs of APSU:

 “Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” 

CRN

Course Name

Course #

Instructor

2322

Rhythmic Movement 

HHP 2120

Lewis 

2144

Special Problems in Accounting

ACCT 4900

Tharyer

3129

Honey Bee Biology

AGRI 4451 - 88

Moore

2032

Clinical Chemistry & Urinalysis

MTEC  4490

Semler
3605

Capstone in Public Health

HHP 4480

Shepherd

3482

Intro to Healthcare Profession

AHS 1010

Latchem

 3557 Social Media Marketing  MKT 3600 Damron
  Program Planning and Leadership in Recreation HHP 3700 Lewis
 ACCT 4490 - Special Problems in Accounting
ACCT 3410 - Governmental and Not -for - Profit Accounting
AGRI 4450 - Honeybee Biology and Beekeeping
AHS  1010– Intro to Health Care Professions
ART 4130 – Design Center
ART 4050 - Ceramics III 
ART 324 - History of Native American Art & Culture
ART 4125 - Graphic Design III
BIO 4080 – General Ecology
BIO 4330 - Aquatic Biology & Water Quality
BIO 2440 - Sustaining Biodiversity
COMM 2400 – Media Writing
COMM 4020 – Communications in Organizations
COMM 3910 – Media Relations
COMM 2045 – Public Speaking
COMM 4910 - PR campaigns
COMM 2000 - News Reporting
COMM 5750 - Feature Writing 
COMM 4150 - Feature Writing 
COMM 4760 - Video Production II
CSCI 4930 - Topics
ENG 1020 – Composition 2
ENG 1010 E – Composition 1
ENG 1010 – Composition 1
ENG 2030 - World Literature
ENG 4600 - Special Topics
ENG 3010 – American Literature
HHP 3190 – Rhythms, Plays and Games
HHP 2120 – Rhythmic Movement & Education
HHP 3010 – Adapted Physical Education
HHP 2030 - Youth and Adolescent Health
HHP 3700 - Program Planning and Recreation Leadership
HIST 2010 - American History I
HIST 2020 – American History II
Honors 300x – Colloquim
 LDEV 3200 – Community, Leadership, Strategy, Social Change
MedTech 4490 - Clinical Chemistry  &  Urinalysis  
MGT 3250 - Cultural Intelligence and Global Business 
MGT 4900 - Special Problems in Management
MKT 3600 - Social Media Marketing 
MKT 4310 - Advertising and Promotional Strategy
PHIL 3050 - Religious Ethics
POLS 451 -  Applied Polling and Survey Research
POLS 4260 - Campaign Strategy
PSY 4610 - Special Topics, Juvenile Court Mentorship
READING 4050 - Literature for Children
Spanish 2010 – Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 304 A - Study Abroad
Spanish 304 B - Study Abroad
SPED 4340 - Effective Inclusion Strategies 
SOC 3750 – Population Dynamic
SOC 4850 – Sociology of Food
SOC 1010 - Intro to Sociology
SOC 4800 - Sr. Capstone
SW 3530 – Social Work and Military
SW 3400 - Generalist Social Work Practice
SW 3700 - Child Welfare II
SW 4440 - Law and Social Work
WS 2060 – Intro to LGBTQ
WS 2050 – Women & Culture
Alexandra Wills Director, Center for Service - Learning & Community Engagement
Tracy Nichols Assistant  Professor, Communication 
Marsha Lyle - Gonga Assistant Professor, Political Science
Emily Pica Assistant Professor,  Psychological Science and Counseling
Angela Stone Instructor, College of Education
Perry Scanlan Associate Professor, Allied Health
Jill Eichhorn Associate Professor, Languages & Literature
Christina Hicks Goldston Assistant Professor, Communication 
Jennifer Thayer Assistant Professor, Business