How Does Service-Learning Work?
There are two ways to participate in service-learning at Chabot:
1. Enroll in Service-Learning 85, Learning in Action (SERV 85):
This is a 2-3 unit course, transferable to CSU, that specializes in service- learning. Students
select community service projects in local organizations or schools, and
contribute three hours per week (or more if they desire additional credit)
throughout the semester. Some community service projects are provided by
the instructor; students may also pursue a project of their own choosing.
Class meets one hour per week for training, discussion, and reflection.
2:00-2:50 PM in Room 1729
Zappa CRN 21640
Learn more about Service-Learning 85 by contacting:
Stephanie Zappa (723-6826) firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Take a regular course with a service-learning component.
Each semester, some instructors offer a service-learning
component of their regular courses. Students typically perform a total of 10-15 hours of
service at community sites relevant to the topics of the course, either instead
of a course assignment or for extra credit. Most participating instructors offer
service-learning as an option that students can choose, rather than a required
element of the course.
For example, a Math instructor might offer their students the option of
helping children with math homework in a public school or an after-school
program; a Psychology-Counseling instructor might offer their students the
option of contributing hours in a variety of social service agencies.
Click on "sample service-learning projects" for some service-learning projects that different
instructors across the disciplines have offered.