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Service Learning

The Feinstein Center for Service Learning recognizes the following courses as having a service learning component. Service learning is an alternative way of both teaching and learning about concepts or theories. All first-year students are introduced to service learning through their required URI 101, Traditions and Transformations course. The purpose of these courses is to help students make meaningful connections between academic course work and societal issues and needs within the community. The service work is profoundly connected to and enhanced by the specific course of study. Depending on the instructor, the service learning component may be an optional or required part of the course content.

African and African-American Studies (AAF)

380 African-Americans in the Legal System

Community Planning (CPL)

510 Community Planning and Political and Social Change

523 Planning Theory

Community Service (CSV)

101 Introduction to Cultural Competence

102 Cultural Competence Experiences

301 Course-Cased Community Service

Education (EDC)

424 Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (service is optional)

429 Emergent Literacy (service is optional)

456 Mathematics Methods in Elementary Teaching

Human Development and Family Studies (HDF)

303 Early Childhood Practicum

380 Field Experiences in Community Agencies

381 Field Experience Seminar

434 Children and Families in Poverty

560 Group Procedures and Leadership

562 Organization Development in Human Services

583, 584 Master’s Internship

Human Science and Services (HSS)

140 Ways of Knowing in Human Science and Services I

141 Ways of Knowing in Human Science and Services II

530 Multidisciplinary Health Seminars for the Elderly

Landscape Architecture (LAR)

244 Basic Landscape Architecture Design

444 Landscape Architecture Studio III: Sustainable Design (Professor Green)

445 Landscape Architecture Studio IV (Professor Green)

Music (MUS)

119 Introduction to the Music Profession

Natural Resources Science (NRS)

309 Wildlife Management Techniques Laboratory

Nursing (NUR)

324 Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum

344 Practicum in Childbearing and Reproductive Health Nursing

346 Practicum in Care of Clients and Families

434 Practicum in Nursing of Children

444 Practicum in Community Health Nursing

532 Practicum in Primary Health Care Nursing I

534 Practicum in Primary Health Care Nursing II

590 Directed Study and Practice in Advanced Clinical Nursing

Nutrition and Food Sciences Science (NFS)

394 Nutrition in the Life Cycle I

395 Nutrition in the Life Cycle II

Plant Sciences (PLS)

390 Irrigation Technology

Political Science (PSC)

485 Children, Community, and Human Rights

487 Rebuilding Our Communities: Theory and Practice

Psychology (PSY)

442 Psychology of Exceptionality

Sociology (SOC)

497 Field Experience in Sociology

Women’s Studies

150 Introduction to Women’s Studies (some sections)

Writing (WRT)

304 Writing for Community Service

In addition to the courses listed above, specific topics in other courses and some temporary courses may also carry the Service Learning designation.


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