Service-Learning can be a stand-alone course or a component of another course that covers a primary subject. Explore both options below by clicking each category, plus read about the option to add a 4th credit to a course or become involved in your community in other ways. You’ll find current schedules and instructors for Service-Learning courses in the left column.
Stand-alone courses are listed under Community Service-Learning in the Schedule of Classes Booklet SOW 1051/52/53 Human Service Experience I, II, III (one credit hour each) and SOW 2054 Community Involvement (three credit hours)
Elective one credit hour courses designed to provide students with a service-learning experience. Earn up to 3 credit hours. The courses consist of 20 hours of community service, 3 seminars with a faculty instructor and assigned written and reflective work. Some faculty members request a Service-Learning Plan, daily journal or essay, a reflective paper and/or an oral presentation.
A theoretical and practical course examining the principles and features of service-learning. It satisfies a Social Science general education requirement. Students develop a personal understanding of service, civic participation, and diversity through action and reflection. The course consists of 32 hours of service to the community and 24 hours of seminars throughout the semester with a faculty instructor. The written requirement is done by journals, essays or other reflective writing methods. Community Involvement is a highly interactive course with a significant amount of reading and writing. SOWH 2054 is an Honor’s Program course adapted from SOW 2054. Community Involvement is also used as a teacher re-certification course and a college level dual enrollment class for high school students.
More than 140 faculty members offer service-learning as a component in their courses. Each instructor offers this in a creative manner, for example, in lieu of one test grade, 10 percent extra credit towards earned grade, an extra credit project to fulfill the writing requirement or in lieu of two clinical days. More than 325 course sections contain service-learning requirements or options each term, usually for 5 percent to 40 percent of the grade, with 15 to 40 hours of volunteer work involved.
The following classes presently have service-learning components:
One hour elective course tied to over 35 disciplines. Students opt to earn extra credit
hour through practical applications of classroom learning (may be taken up to three
times for credit). Only students enrolled in instructor’s regular classes can enroll
in 4th Credit Option. The same course can be taken for credit only one credit per
The Center for Service-Learning publishes a list of course listings each term. They are not listed in the regular Schedule of Classes Booklet. Requirements: 20 hours of community service-learning, final reflection seminar, service-learning contract, journal/essay or other reflection tools. These courses are not repeatable within the same prefix.
The Center for Service-Learning offers many other community involvement venues including Volunteer Service, Service-Learning Leadership, Short Term and Special Projects, and Employee Service Projects and Placements. Dual Enrollment Service-Learning is taught both at BCC and within the Brevard County School District.