There are so many great service-learning classes coming up this spring! Service-learning courses are unique opportunities to integrate what you’re doing in the classroom to service projects in the community. As you can see, any subject or discipline can be applied to engaged service work. Do you love astronomy? You can spend a semester doing public astronomy eduction. Are you a chemistry major? Design science curriculum for elementary school students! Interested in GIS mapping? Learn and dedicate your new skills to a community partner project.
ASTR430 Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy, Professor Meredith Hughes
Methods for effectively teaching astronomy at all levels from general public outreach to college level will be discussed.
CHEM241 Informal Science Education for Elementary School Students I, Professors Andrea Roberts and Greg Voth
A service-learning course that will focus on designing and implementing original, effective, and engaging science-based lesson plans for elementary age children in an afterschool program setting at five local elementary schools.
DANC 341 Embodiment and Education: Critical and Liberatory Perspectives, Professor Katia Kolcio
A theoretical and practical course in teaching movement to children and adults, this course will center on dance education as a site for social relevance, justice, and action. While prior dance training is not required, students should simultaneously register for a movement class.
Explore the fundamentals of GIS with an emphasis on practical application of GIS to problems from a range of disciplines. Small groups of students will work closely with community groups to design a GIS, collect and analyze data, and draft a professional-quality report to the community.
MUSC463 Teaching Music Lessons to Children in Local Schools, Professor David Nelson
Students will teach private and small group music lessons to students at Green Street Arts Center and Macdonough School in Middletown.
PSYC355 Psychology of Reading, Professor Barbara Juhasz
This class will provide an overview of research in the psychology of reading.Students will dedicate 2 hours/week to working in a local school.
PSYC384 Advanced Research in Cognitive Development, Professor Hillary Barth
This course is designed to allow advanced students to conduct a supervised group research project in cognitive development. Working with the instructor, students will conduct an experiment that seeks to answer a current question in the field of cognitive development.