Course Benefits

Service-Learning must be connected to a formal learning experience, in most cases, a class.

Service-Learning Contact

The Service-Learning experience should allow the students to either, apply the concepts from the class or to gain a deeper insight into the nature of class material. This enables students to contribute to the discussion and help others learn. It also promotes more in-depth class discussion due to the increased knowledge of real contexts. Service-Learning courses vary by semester and can be created in any discipline.

Explore the class schedule to find a course that has the words “The above section is a designated Service-Learning Class” after the description of the course. Those courses offer opportunities for Service-Learning.

Service-Learning Brochure: Courses are also listed in the Service-Learning flyers available outside of Rodda Hall South, RHS 282. (Look in the plastic holders.)


Courses Offering the Service-Learning Option

The Service-Learning option has been offered in Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Science, Fashion, Gerontology, Nutrition, Psychology and Sociology. Typical courses that include the option are listed below:

Early Childhood Education

ECE 415 Children’s Health, Safety and Nutrition (F-2-F and Online sections) – J. Foley

Students are offered placement at Safetyville, USA

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.

Family and Consumer Science

FCS 320 (x-ref as SOC 310) Marriage and the Family – A. Block

FCS 320 (x-ref as SOC 310) Marriage and the Family – N. Miller

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.

Fashion

  • FASHN 350 Applied Apparel Studies / Premier Level Construction – L. Giovannetti
  • FASHN 351 Applied Apparel Studies / Intermediate Level Construction – L. Giovannetti

Students will construct special bags for a nonprofit that provides cancer resource bags as gifts to women with breast cancer.

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.

Gerontology

  • GERON 300 (x-ref as SOC 335) Sociology of Aging – G. Austin
  • GERON 300 (x-ref as SOC 335) Sociology of Aging – P. Flaherty*
  • GERON 302 (x-ref as PSYCH 374) Psychology of Aging – G. Austin

*Students in Sociology of Aging are offered placement in West Sacramento Community Center’s older adult programs.

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.

Nutrition and Foods

NUTRI 300 Nutrition – N. Kirkpatrick

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.

Psychology

  • PSYCH 300 General Principles – T. Eckley
  • PSYCH 300 General Principles – H. Moftakhar*
  • PSYCH 300 General Principles – M. Regalado
  • PSYCH 300 General Principles – D. Rickgauer
  • PSYCH 320 Social Psychology – B. Lynch
  • PSYCH 320 Social Psychology – M. Regalado
  • PSYCH 356 Human Sexuality – P. Blomberg**
  • PSYCH 374 (x-ref as GERON 302) Psychology of Aging – Austin

*Professor Moftakhar’s course will be offered placement in the field of advocacy.
**Professor Bloomberg’s course will be offered placement in the field of human sexuality and health.

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.

Sociology

  • SOC 300 Introduction to Sociology – A. Block
  • SOC 300 Introduction to Sociology -  A. Chevraux-FitzHugh
  • SOC 300 Introduction to Sociology – P. Farrelly
  • SOC 300 Introduction to Sociology – p. Flaherty
  • SOC 300 Introduction to Sociology – N. Miller
  • SOC 301 Social Problems – N. Miller
  • SOC 305 Critical Thinking in the Social SciencesA. Chevraux-FitzHugh
  • SOC 310 (x-ref as FCS 320) Marriage and the Family – A. Block
  • SOC 310 (x-ref as FCS 320) Marriage and the Family – N. Miller
  • SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality – A. Chevraux-FitzHugh
  • SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality – A. Smith
  • SOC 335 (x-ref as GERON 300) Sociology of Aging – P. Flaherty*
  • SOC 380 Introduction to Case Management – K. Meechem
  • SOC 382 Introduction to Casework in Social Services – W. Martin
  • SOC 382 Introduction to Casework in Social Services – K. Meechem

*Students in Sociology of Aging are offered placement in West Sacramento Community Center’s older adult programs.

Each instructor will provide specific Service-Learning requirements for their course.