July 2013

Autumn 2013 Service-Learning Courses

By Carlson Center

studentsService-Learning courses combine academic learning in the classroom and service with the community in a variety of ways. The list of courses offering Service-Learning during Autumn 2013 is growing… take a look at the courses already posted.

The Carlson Center is your resource for selecting a service-learning position, but you can also talk to the instructor for your course to learn more about the role of service-learning in a specific class.

To learn more about service-learning in general, check out the Students section of this website or contact us at 206.543.4282 or serve@uw.edu if you have additional questions.

Browsing Service-Learning Positions
• During the first few days of the quarter (sometimes a few days before the quarter starts), students registered for one of the courses below can read about service-learning position options online.  BEGIN BROWSING positions for your course.

• Carlson Center staff will make a presentation in each class about service-learning logistics during the first days of the quarter.  This is a great time to ask questions about service-learning in general or inquire about specific positions/organizations.

Tips for Browsing and Service-Learning Logistics
• Students engaged in service-learning will spend 20 to 40 hours (3 to 5 hours per week) working with one community partner organization over the course of the quarter.    

• When browsing service-learning position options, choose options that are interesting to you and fit with your course/work schedule.  Learn about each organization by checking out the organization’s website. 

• As you consider your service-learning options, remember to factor in travel time to organizations (and how that might impact your availability for the shift they have listed).  For tips on travel by bus, we recommend taking a look at www.metro.kingcounty.gov or Google Maps.

• Please do not call the service-learning organization until you have registered for a position. Organizations prefer to have the Carlson Center answer any questions about specific positions during the browsing period; this helps partner organizations manage the flow of their work—and usually gets you an answer to your question in a more timely manner.  
 

Registering for a Service-Learning Position
• ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SERVICE-LEARNING POSITIONS Your service-learning registration opening date and time is different depending on what course you are registered for, registration dates and times will be added to the web site in mid-September, 2013. 

• Service-learning positions are first come, first served. If a position is filled, you must choose another open position.

• Attend a Pre-Service Workshop through the Carlson Center to set the stage for a great service-learning experience (this is optional, but recommended).  These workshops are held during the second week of the quarter, the schedule for these workshops will be updated on our web site in mid-September. 

• After registration, you can log back in to the service-learning database at any time to find details about your service-learning position. 

*Are you already an active volunteer in an organization whose mission and work meets the learning goals and objectives for your course?
 Complete the Service-Learning Self Placement form and ask your professor to email it to serve@uw.edu with their approval.

Below is a list of classes that we anticipate will have a service-learning component in Autumn, 2013. As additional courses are confirmed, they will be added to this list. 
CLICK HERE to begin browsing Service-Learning positions for your course. 

Service-Learning Course List

DEPARTMENT

NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

FACULTY

ANTH

469C

Special Topics

Holly Barker

CEP

200

Introduction to Community, Environment and Planning

Christopher Campbell

ECFS

200

Introduction to Early Childhood and Family Studies

 

ECFS

303

Service Learning and Research

 

ECFS

454

Advanced Service Learning and Research

 

ENGL 

121B

English Composition: Social Issues

Leah Rankin

ENGL 

121C

English Composition: Social Issues

Mary Little

ENGL 

121D

English Composition: Social Issues

Lillian Campbell

ENGL 

121E

English Composition: Social Issues

Alysse Hotz

ENGL

121F

English Composition: Social Issues

Edward Schaumberg

ENGL 

121B

English Composition: Social Issues

Emily Bald

ENGL

298R

Writing Link for SOC 292

Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill

ENVIR 

100

Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations

Beth Wheat

ENVIR/POL S

384

Global Environmental Politics

Karen Litfin

GEN ST

344

How can I help? 
Intro to Service & Community

David Hlebain

GWSS/PSYCH 

357

Pychobiology of Women

Nancy Kenney

JSIS B

324

Immigration

Kathie Friedman

SOC

110

Survey Sociology

Susan Pitchford

SOC

292

Public Schools in America

Susan Pitchford

SOC WF 

999

Community Service Learning

 

SPAN

392

Experiential Learning 

Maria Gillman

SPH

491

Public Health Capstone

 

TSA

300

International Studies: Theories and Practice

Sharon McCarty

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