Instructor: Lori Minor, M.P.A.
Office Hours location: Etudes site
Office Hours: Saturdays 10:00-10:35 am & by appointment
Service Learning 100: Introduction to service learning
The mission of the Los Angeles Harbor College Service Learning Program is to engage students, faculty, college and agency staff in an endeavor that combines organized community service with college coursework. The purpose of Service Learning is to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to give greater relevancy to the relationship between classroom theory and practical application in the real world, and to encourage the development of collaborations that benefit the community.
This class requires a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer time at a local non-profit organization of your (the student's) choosing, as well as additional time completing the required forms and units (11 total) found in the Service Learning Guidebook.
First Year Experience students serve holiday dinner (2012)
Aside from the volunteer time, this course is 100% online at www.myetudes.org for which you (the student) will be assigned a log-in and password. For extra help in logging into the online course on etudes, go to the LAHC webpage http://www.lahc.edu/harboronline.html.
Additional requirements for the course include the following: basic computer skills (word processing, email, file mgmt), basic internet skills (use of browser, searches, uploading and
downloading files), familiarity with discussion boards, and an open mind and willingness to try new things. Students requiring accommodations should contact the instructor as soon as possible or for more information call 310-233-
4629 or go to http://www.lahc.edu/studentservices/sps/index.html.
The Service Learning 100 course is credit/no-credit.
You will receive 1 unit of credit if the following is met:
**Completion of the minimum 10 hours of volunteer service;
**Receipt of a satisfactory evaluation from the agency at which you volunteer;
**Completion of all SL guidebook units.
- No credit will be given if the first 3 items listed above are not met.
This course follows all LAHC policies as described in the college catalog (http://www.lahc.edu/classes/schedules.html).
Download the SL Guidebook HERE
Download the Spring 2014 Syllabus HERE
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