ENGL & 102- Composition II: Food, Society, and You
This is a reasoning, research, and writing course developed around the theme of food security. We will read about, research, and discuss how the politics and marketing of food affects nutrition, culture, equality, and individual choice. Course content includes optional 12-hr service commitment either in food-related agencies or organizations addressing hunger's root cause, poverty.
"My two fall Eng 102 sections (fully online and hybrid) or about 50 students total are partnering with the Greenwood VOA (GVOA) food bank to help them with three different embedded community projects. These are 'low risk' group projects that can only help GVOA's operation and provide great opportunities for student learning. All students in the class have to take part in some way (there are opportunities that do not involve physical presence at GVOA though it is encouraged). The projects include helping to collect and interpret community data through a survey of GVOA clients, creating menu planning information for distribution in donation boxes, and creating a regional 'food resource' map. Students will also be able to engage in extra, short projects for GVOA (targeted food drives, putting on a cooking demonstration, etc.) for extra credit, and orientation processes will be simplified for them because of our class partnership."- Gary Parks
(Optional service-learning available.)
BUS 201- Business Law
Students will learn about the underlying rationale for law and public policy by critically examining and engaging in issues relating to social justice. A variety of service learning opportunities are available in the community that will provide students with an enriched understanding of the role of law in business and society.
About Service-Learning Courses:
Service-learning courses follow a non-traditional model of learning and teaching that encourages students to engage in meaningful service opportunities in the community that purposefully overlap with and enhance the academic learning that occurs in the classroom. Service-learning courses at Shoreline Community College utilize the component in two ways:
1. As a requirement
Students registered in courses where service-learning is required must complete fifteen (15) hours of service over the course of one academic quarter. Service time is allotted as part of the coursework load, not supplementary (i.e. service replaces part of the in-class assignments you would do in a regular course).
2. As an option
If an instructor offers a service-learning option, students who elect to participate in service-learning must complete fifteen (15) hours of service over the course of one academic quarter.
Service time is an experiential substitute for part of the coursework load to balance with students who do not elect to participate in service-learning (i.e. all students do the same amount of work, either through service or in-class).
Service-learning positions are pre-arranged and available for selection online during the first week of the quarter. Each site placement has been arranged so that your service participation is closely related to the content of the course. Upon registering and beginning a service-learning course, please keep in mind there are a limited number of positions per site. Sign up early to avoid missing out on the opportunity you prefer.