Making a difference for students and the world, from ANTH to WSGS
In general, service-learning courses require Loyola students to spend at least 20 hours/semester in service to the broader community. This service may be direct (as in the case of "placement" model courses, where students serve as volunteers at an organization) or indirect (as in the case of courses where students complete community-defined projects on behalf of an agency), depending on the design of the service component of the class. Students' service experiences help them to think critically about course topics, understand the complexity of various social problems, and develop transferable skills and pre-professional experience in a "real world" setting.
All officially designated service-learning courses automatically fulfill the University's Engaged Learning requirement. For more information on this requirement, or to explore other ways to fulfill it, please visit www.LUC.edu/core.
Categorical lists and brief descriptions of some of the community partners with whom Loyola students can work in completing their service assignments can be found in the Take ACTION! Community Partner Resource Guide. In many courses, instructors will recommend students to particular agencies whose area of focus is especially appropriate to course materials. Students can also work one-on-one with the Program Manager for Service-Learning to help identify appropriate community partners for their academic, personal, and professional goals.