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Community Engagement Programs: University Service-Learning

University Service-Learning: Course Descriptions

Four course options:
USL 210 | USL 216 | USL 402 | USL 410

  • offered every fall, spring & 8-week summer semester
  • STUDY ABROAD options are at bottom of list
  • enroll online as with any ASU course
  • USL courses incur regular ASU tuition

Summary:

  • 70 service hours required
  • General Studies: C & L
  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: none (ENG 101 strongly recommended)
  • For freshmen through seniors
  • See syllabus for details
  • USL 210 Service-Learning: Intro to Community Issues

    Students address unmet community needs of personal interest and related to their major in areas such as poverty, health care, education, environment, and more! Students learn about civic engagement and community issues affecting ethnic minorities and marginalized populations, drawing upon their service experiences to inform their discussion and written assignments. Students select from a wide variety of approved service internships.
    Offered Fall, Spring & 8-week Summer Session

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    Summary:

      • See USL 210 and USL 410 descriptions on this page for pertinent course details

    USL 210/410 Summer iCourse

    During the Summer Session C: 8-week session, University Service-Learning offers special online courses for students who would like to participate in the class from outside the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Students have additional responsibilities prior to the beginning of the semester to identify a qualifying service placement to complete the service requirements for the class. Must email the USL office for departmental consent and identify your summer service location.

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    Summary:

    • 70 service hours required
    • General Studies: C & L
    • Units: 3
    • Prerequisite: none
    • For Teachers College students only
    • See syllabus for details

    USL 216 Service-Learning: For Educators

    Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students in most majors (EED, SPED, ECD, ELL, & ED Studies) are required to take USL 216 in accordance with the semester listed in their Program of Study. Students learn about community issues affecting ethnic minorities and marginalized populations specifically as they relate to the academic achievement of at-risk youth and education, drawing upon their service experiences to inform discussion and written assignments. Students select a teaching-related service internship from a list of approved schools and community agencies.
    Offered Fall, Spring & 8-week Summer Session

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    Summary:

    • 100 service hours required
    • General Studies: C (L is pending)
    • Units: 3
    • Prerequisite: ENG 102 (or 105 or 108) with C or better; 45 minimum hours
    • For juniors, seniors, and grad students (Grad students: please email us for override to enroll)
    • See syllabus for details

    USL 402 Service-Learning: Educ & Youth

    Students research and analyze social justice and community issues affecting ethnic minorities and marginalized populations specifically as they relate to the education system, drawing upon their service experiences to inform discussion and written assignments. Students select a teaching-related service internship from a list of approved schools and community agencies.
    Offered Fall, Spring & 8-week Summer Session

    About USL Courses | How it Works | Selecting a Service Internship

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    Summary:

    • 100 service hours required
    • General Studies: C & L
    • Units: 3
    • Prerequisite: ENG 102 (or 105 or 108) with C or better; 45 minimum hours
    • For juniors, seniors, and grad students (Grad students: please email us for override to enroll)
    • See syllabus for details

    USL 410 Service-Learning: Diverse Community Issues

    Students address unmet community needs of personal interest and related to their major. Students research and analyze social justice and community issues affecting ethnic minorities and marginalized populations and their implications in education, health care, immigration, socioeconomic status, discrimination, the environment, labor rights, and more. Students draw upon their service experiences to inform discussion, written assignments, and research and select from a wide variety of approved service internships.
    Offered Fall, Spring & 8-week Summer Session

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    Summary:

    USL Study Abroad: Service-Learning Costa Rica

    Take USL 410 as a Global Intensive Experience Study Abroad Program. Attend class during the 2018 Spring Semester, Session B, then travel after Spring finals have concluded for two and a half weeks to Costa Rica (May10-27). Service activities include teaching English classes, assisting in local schools, volunteering at a wildlife rescue and helping with local community improvement projects. Live and serve in the communities you are learning about and help make a difference around the world. Details and the application are available through the Study Abroad Office. Limited to 15 students per program, so apply early! Applications open in August and close on November 15.

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    Summary:

      • Service hours included in program
      • General Studies: C & L
      • Units: 3
      • 210 Prereq: none (ENG 101 strongly recommended)
      • 410 Prereq: ENG 102 (or 105 or 108) with C or better
      • Apply through the Study Abroad Office
    • See syllabus for details

    USL Study Abroad: Service-Learning Spain

    Each summer, University Service-Learning offers a section of USL 210 and USL 410 as a Summer Faculty Directed Study Abroad Program. In 2018, travel for four weeks to Granada, Spain (May 20-June 14) with two weeks of pre-departure class meetings (four 2.5 hour classes) and one post-trip class (2 hours). Learn about civic engagement and social justice topics while serving communities in need abroad. Service projects vary year-to-year and by location, but activities include teaching English, helping at an orphanage, fixing roads to small rural communities, building biodigesters that help small farms create sustainable energy and fertilizer, and much more. Live and serve in the communities you are learning about and help make a difference around the world. Details and the application are available through the Study Abroad Office. Limited to 15 students per program, so apply early! Applications open in November and close on March 1.

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    Service-learning has been a remarkable experience for me. Through this program I have learned just how much a little attention and help from a peer can be enough fuel for a child to improve and flourish.”

    – Emily Nelson, USL student

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