Service-Learning Courses

CURRENT COURSES

Chestnut Hill College is proud to announce the following courses are being offered as Service-Learning for the Spring 2012 term.

 

Forgiveness and Reconciliation (RLST 220) 

Designed to ponder the stories, pursue the questions and perceive the gifts that lie at the heart of the human journey to forgive and reconcile. The course engages several disciplines: theology and psychology, literature and cultural anthropology. The goal is to move from sharing stories and learning theories to making choices and acquiring skills that embrace forgiveness as a graced way of life in a wounded world. (Formerly RLSTU-220.)

 

Poverty at Home & Abroad (GLST 201)
Provides a challenging introduction to technology for students interested in a major or minor in computer and information technology or related fields. Topics include elements of computer architecture and peripherals, fundamentals of computer networking, and ethical issues related to technology. Upon the completion of this course students should be prepared to take the A+ Certification Examination

 

Spanish for Educators I and II (SPAN 107 & SPAN 108)

A course designed for students interested in pursuing education as a career. In this course students learn Spanish that will be useful to them in speaking with students and families whose first language is not English.

   

PAST COURSES

Chestnut Hill College offers service-learning courses in both the School of Undergraduate Studies and the School of Continuing & Professional Studies. These are some of the Service-Learning courses Chestnut Hill College has offered over the past few years. 

 

Body & Culture (ILAR 101 01&02)
Serves both as a second-level writing course and as an introduction to various disciplines within the Liberal Arts. 

 

Poverty at Home & Abroad (GSU 201)
Explores the economic, political, social, environmental, and/or cultural roots of global conflicts, the risk of catastrophic confrontations, and the potential of peaceful resolutions. Students read world press and literature, are introduced to global theorists and scholars, and engage global concepts through class discussions and course assignments. Experiential learning is incorporated in the course, including a service learning project and a visit to the United Nations or equivalent UN-related activities. 


Writing/Rubrics (EDUCU 211)
Students develop instructional strategies in process writing and writing-to-learn as integral parts of the language arts curriculum in the elementary classroom. 

  

Heart of the City (SOCU 250 + RLSTU 250)
Examines the human person and the human condition from the academic disciplines of sociology, human services and religion. 

 

Entrepreneurship (BMGTU 302)
Introduces the student to the entrepreneurial process. 

 

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (UESO 250)
An introduction to the social systems model and theory and the study of human interaction in families, small groups, organizations, and other social institutions. 

 

Introduction to Sociology (SOCU 101) 

An invitation to the study of sociology. An analysis of the nature of human society and groups, cultural factors and social institutions. Areas covered include: stratification, socialization, family, gender, deviance, work and social change. 

  

Hardware and Peripherals (CITU 190) 

Provides a challenging introduction to technology for students interested in a major or minor in computer and information technology or related fields. Topics include elements of computer architecture and peripherals, fundamentals of computer networking, and ethical issues related to technology. Upon the completion of this course students should be prepared to take the A+ Certification Examination 

 

Spanish for Educators I and II (SPAN 107 & SPAN 108) 

A course designed for students interested in pursuing education as a career. In this course students learn Spanish that will be useful to them in speaking with students and families whose first language is not English.

The Human Person (ILAR 101 08) 

Serves both as a second-level writing course and as an introduction to various disciplines within the Liberal Arts. Focuses on research and the techniques associated with academic writing.