B401 (BIOL) Human Biology. In this senior capstone course students investigate watershed quality and connect their findings to the Hoosier Riverwatch program database in addition to advocating for the health of community watersheds by participating in the Storm Drain Marking Program. Students work in teams on different aspects and locations of the project with community partners such as City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Utilities Departments, Monroe County partners, and Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Students share their watershed investigations at a poster session at the end of the semester.
G201 (CHEM) Service Learning in Chemistry. Students in this 1-credit course work within the community to foster interest, knowledge and appreciation for the sciences. The goals of this course are to: 1) increase awareness of community and community concerns, 2) enhance understanding of general chemistry fundamentals by integrating classroom knowledge and community, 3) develop communication and presentation skills for a range of audience age and education levels, 4) use direct experience and reflection as a process of learning, and 5) to work together as undergraduate chemistry students, teachers, and university faculty to develop science lessons, demonstrations, and hands on activities to meet community needs. Students may visit afterschool programs to demonstrate elementary chemistry concepts using hands on engaging activities.
Computer Science (CSCI)
A110 (CSCI) Introduction to Computers and Computing. In this course, students are introduced to how computers work, word processing, spreadsheets, file management, Web browsing, etc with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques. Students work with community partner agencies (such as Campus Children's Center, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, and Circles) as clients to create a Webpage according to their needs.
G411/G511 (GEOG) Sustainable Development Systems. This course explores spatial and geographic dimensions of sustainability. In addition, students examine the role of spatial relationships in social-ecological systems, including the interplay between local, regional, and global systems that affect the potential for sustainability at these different scales. Content will cover both social biophysical aspects of sustainability, and the tradeoffs that often exist between the two. Students work on a variety of projects, mostly supporting IU Operations and other sustainability initiatives.
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)
N336 (HPER) Community Nutrition. This course emphasizes eligibility criteria and services available through community programs and includes service-learning activities in the community. Students apply knowledge of diet and health surveys and principles of community assessment and education to the development of a nutrition intervention.
R113 (HPER) Backpacking and Trail Maintenance. This course is designed to introduce you to basic backpacking and wilderness expedition skills including Leave No Trace Principles. The Leave No Trace Principles will be directly applied at the conclusion of the course through involvement in a service-learning project with the Hoosier National Forest.
R367 (HPER) Event Planning and Program Development. Students in this course learn event planning, fundraising, and other program development techniques while working with a community organization or agency to plan an event or to provide some other relevant development service.
P457 (PSY) Topics in Psychology: Real World Program Evaluation: "Applying Psychology Research to Service Learning, Focus on Battered Women and their Children." This senior-level course allows students to apply the knowledge and skills that they've gained through the psychology curriculum. Students compliment the given reading materials and assignments with experience volunteering weekly at a local women's shelter, and a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center, Middle Way House and The Rise, as a central focus of the course.
S101 (SOC) Social Problems and Policies: Race and Everyday Life-Learning and Doing Sociology.This course discusses how race/ethnicity affects our everyday lives as we investigate a specific issue in the Bloomington community. In this introduction to sociology and race/ethnicity students get first-hand experience in doing “sociology.” In addition to class meetings and assigned readings, students learn about sociology and the topic of race/ethnicity by conducting sociological research. Students design a research project around this issue, collect data, and write a report that analyzes the data the class collects.
S431 (SOC) Topics in Social Psychology: Knowledge and Community. This course is designed to consider a broad approach to social science knowledge which includes caring for and knowing one’s community. Students begin by looking at mainstream Western culture's current approach to learning, then alternative approaches from ecological models to "care ethics" are introduced. The class then examines models of learning from non-Western cultures including Hispanic, native American, and African cultures. There is a focus on the role of storytelling as a means of teaching ethical and social beliefs, emphasizing the role of oral practices, and there is consideration for a new model for classroom discourse. In the second half of the semester students begin with a focus on community and knowledge, showing the importance of local knowledge. Students work with an afterschool program or in an elementary school class creating SEAC (Story Exploration and Creation) activities as a way to apply the course concepts.
Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
K300 (SPEA) Statistical Techniques. This course covers essential topics related to data collection and presentation, probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. The service-learning project in this course is intended to help students gain practical experience in applying statistical concepts. Working in teams, students will perform one or more of the following depending on the data availability and community agency’s need: 1) sampling and data collection, 2) data description, and 3) data analysis. Students will visit agencies as needed during the semester, and teams will present project results and implications of the study to the class and the agencies at the end of the semester.
V362 (SPEA) Nonprofit Management and Leadership. This course is designed to provide current and future nonprofit managers and leaders with an overview of a range of nonprofit management practices. Course projects and discussions are designed to expand the management skills of students by offering analytical tools and knowledge, and providing opportunities to test the application of these skills. Students work in teams on an activity relevant to nonprofit management, broadly defined. Most teams choose to work directly with a local nonprofit organization in the role of volunteers, but a library-based research project is also an option.
S362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
A283 General Medical Issues in Athletic Training
ANTH-E300/400 The Anthropology of Citizenship
B300 Human Dilemmas
H238 Politics and Communication: Knowledge and Community
K204 The Computer in Business
L222 The City as Ecosystem
P398 Adapted Physical Education
P474 Psychology of Adolescent Girls
RDMG-R309 Strategies in Retail Promotion
R310 Leadership Strategies and Diversity Applications
SPH-Y378 Recreational Therapy Assessment and Planning
SPH-R560 Professional Development in Therapeutic Recreation
SPH-R563 Program Development & Consultation in Recreational Therapy
V450 Housing Policy and Planning service-learning
V558 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations
Z355 Sustainable Businesses