Service Learning Courses in Service-Learning

Spring 2013

SVL 101 - Service-Learning Seminar | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
SVL 101 - Service-Learning Seminar

This course is designed for students to identify and analyze a socially significant need facing the local community and develop and implement a plan to address such a need. Students will examine why this need exists and identify areas of strength to apply to the issue. The course will cover such topics as ethical implications of service, citizenship development, motivation to serve, global issues of service and more. Students will complete critical reflection assignments and exercises that strengthen problem-solving and leadership skills while developing connections with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles. Service-learners are required to serve 135 hours over the course of the semester. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (SVL 101-CC2):
    In this seminar students design their own individual service-learning projects, working 135 hours over the semester with a community agency of their choice. For additional information on service-learning projects contact Professor Tim Weider at or by email at In addition to the option of designing a service-learning project, there is an option of students partnering with the Neighborhood Consortium for Youth Justice (NCYJ) — a collaborative of neighborhood based organizations established by Professor Weider to work collaboratively with diverse community resources to assure that youth with behavioral needs and their families are growing emotionally, physically and intellectually. Students will participate in training in Asset based Community Development and facilitating Safety Net training among other activities.
    (135 hours) S-13