Service Learning

A high impact teaching approach utilizing community-based experiential learning to connect theory and practice through critical reflection.  Service Learning emphasizes learning through community service activities that are fundamental to course outcomes.
The SL team provides ongoing support to SL faculty, students, and community partners.

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CCE Service Learning at CSULB [ASAM 334: Cambodian American Experience]

Service Learning with our Community partner [Food Finders] at CSULB

Alternative Spring Break

CCE University 300: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Politics, Science & Culture Service Learning



ART 401/501 Cross-clt Comm-based Pract Art Trimble B M/W 01:00PM - 3:45PM
ASAM 334 Cambodian American Experience Seng S M/W 12:30PM - 1:45PM
BIOL 459/559 Conservation Biology Whitcraft C T/TH 12:30PM - 1:45PM
CDFS 419 Family Life Education Taylor S T/TH 11:00AM - 12:15PM
ENGL  444 Literature and Environment Hart G M/W 3:30PM - 4:45PM
GEOG  482/582 Adv Digital Cartography & Gis Ban H M/W 02:00PM - 3:50PM
GERN  400 Perspectives on Gerontology Wilkinson A Tu 3:30PM - 4:45PM
HM 370 Exploring Sustainable Food Sys Gross H M 6:30PM - 8:45PM
HM 370 Exploring Sustainable Food Sys Gross H M/W 08:00AM - 9:15AM
NUTR 461 Community Nutrition Dekofsky B Tu 09:30AM - 10:45AM
NUTR 531 Advanced Community Nutrition Gray V Tu 09:30AM - 12:15PM
POSC/WGSS 401/402 Women in Political Theory Caputi M T/TH 2:00PM - 3:15PM CHECK
POSC/WGSS 401/402 Women in Political Theory Trefethen A W 06:30PM - 9:15PM
POSC 450 Comparative Political Movements Chounlamountry S T/TH 12:30PM - 1:45PM
POSC 450 Comparative Political Movements Niayesh V M/W 03:30PM - 4:45PM
POSC 450 Comparative Political Movements Chounlamountry S M/W 05:00PM - 6:15PM
PSY  375 Community Psychology Lohmann A M/W 02:00PM - 3:15PM
PSY 375 Community Psychology Lohmann A M/W 11:00AM - 12:15PM
UNIV 300 Civic Engagement in Amer Society Argandona M M/W 12:30PM - 1:45PM


Relation between a service learning class and an academic internship

Students participate in meaningful experiences through reflection, discussion, and hands-on learning to apply course content in real world settings.

Service Learning prepares students to better understand course content via learning by doing or “experiential learning.” It promotes student learning through active participation in meaningful and planned service experiences based on community needs that are related to course content and have a 20 hour service requirement. 

Academic Internships formally integrate the student’s academic study with hands on, professional experience in a cooperating organization related to the student’s career interests. The internships help students get prepared for or explore career options and have a 60+ hour requirement.

At the beginning of the semester, your service learning professor will provide a list of pre-approved sites that will fit best with your course curriculum. After going through the organization's descriptions and task, you would then reach out to the site and see if they currently have the capacity to accept you at their site. Once you are approved, you will go on to S4 @ The Beach to start your placement process.

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If you want to be notified about local volunteer and internship opportunities, be sure to sign up to our Volunteer Exchange.