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/engagedlearning.
Information about securing appropriate community service sites for service-learning classes can be found in the "For Students" section of the service-learning website, specifically under "Finding a Service Site." 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 Community Partnerships Coordiantor to help identify appropriate community partners for their academic, personal, and professional goals.