What is Service-Learning
Service-Learning is a course-based, credit-bearing, experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. (Bringle & Hatcher, 1996, p. 2)
Degree seeking students at IW will take classes with SL components as part of their graduation requirements.
Students who begin their studies as:
- Freshman will complete 4 classes with SL
- Sophomores will complete3 classes with SL
- Juniors will complete 2 classes with SL
- Seniors will complete 1 class with SL
Classes with SL are noted with an (SL) or (SL#) in the course catalog. The SL# indicates that a course has an optional service-learning component. If you take an SL# course be sure to complete the project satisfactorily in order to receive credit.