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by Sally Anastos, Director of Academic Service-Learning

As you were looking through the many class choices for the Spring 2010 semester, you might have come across a course where an ‘S’ followed the Course ID and Section. You probably asked yourself, your friends and your advisor, “What does that ‘S’ mean?”

Did you get an answer? If the answer was “Service-Learning,” you’re correct! Now, what’s service-learning?

Service-learning combines academics with community service. It’s a new approach to teaching and learning that provides you with the highest academic standards and delivers meaningful service to improve our community. Through service-learning courses, you’ll learn about current local issues and how these issues relate in a global context.

Best of all, service-learning classes relate to your major! They can be about anything. Need to take Adolescent Psychology? Take it with Dr. Bozack and mentor high school students at Common Ground High School. Interested in Victim Law Services? Enroll in Dr. Gaboury’s course and gain firsthand experience as a MADD court monitor!

Think about it. What if instead of just sitting behind a desk, you could actually go out into the community and work with an organization that relates to your interests? What if instead of just writing a term paper based on something you read in a book, you could reflect on your own personal experiences? Thanks to service-learning, you can do just that!
Enrich your academic experience. Give back to your community. Gain real world experience in the field that interests you. Register for a service-learning course this semester!

Here are some Spring 2010 service-learning courses. More courses to be announced!

Adolescent Psychology (P 217), Dr. Amanda Bozack. Victim Law Services and Administration (CJ413), Dr. Mario Gaboury. Interior Design VI (ID 412), Jesse Peck. Professional Practices (ID414), Sarah Campernel. Management and Organization (MG210), Dr. Dale Finn.

Need help? Have questions? Visit the Academic Service-Learning Office at the Center for Experiential for Experiential Education, Kaplan 210 or visit us on the web at http://www.newhaven.edu/servicelearning/

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