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Related Service & Leadership Courses

Service or community-based learning is “a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a cycle of action and reflection as students. . . seek to achieve real objectives for the community and deeper understanding and skills for themselves. In the process, students link personal and social development with academic and cognitive development. . . experience enhances understanding; understanding leads to more effective action.” - Janet S. Eyler  and Dwight E. Giles, Jr.   

We have compiled a list of current UF courses that have been identified as service learning and/or a community based learning course below.  See a course that needs to be added or changed?  Email us at bcls@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu to let us know of the updates.

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

ALS 3030C – URBAN AGRICULTURE

Urban agriculture is often promoted as an alternative to challenges in agriculture and food systems, including labor challenges, natural resources management, health, access, etc. Its possibilities, however, are limited for a number of reasons, including availability and cost of land, the lack of labor and interest in agriculture, and the gentrification of communities. This course examines the limits and possibilities of urban agriculture’s contribution to the food system. The course is reading and discussion-driven and has a significant hands-on project component. During the in-class sessions, students discuss readings and hear from guest speakers involved in Florida’s urban agriculture movement. The field component of the course is devoted to work at the Field & Fork Farm and Gardens. Students also complete service hours at community gardens and urban farms in the area. This course is ideal for students interested in sustainable agriculture, community gardening, community development, public health, social work, urban sociology, urban geography, planning and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand urban agriculture: why urban agriculture occurs where it does, who practices it, and the reasons it exists.
  • Think critically about the possibilities and limits of urban agriculture and food system localization.
  • Understand agro-ecological principles related to food production and their role in urban agriculture.
  • Think about how to improve urban agriculture programs using a social justice and environmental lens.
  • Understand the elements necessary to develop successful demonstrations of urban agricultural production.

FYC 3112 - CONTEMPORARY FAMILY PROBLEMS

FYC 3201 - foundations of youth development

Fall 2017 Syllabus 

fyc 3001 - Principles of FYCS

Professor:  Kathleen Fletcher

Email Address:  khfletch@ufl.edu

FYC 4932: Youth Development, Irish Culture, and Service Learning in Galway, Ireland

Professors:  Kathleen Fletcher & Dale Pracht

Program Website 

FYC 4941 - Practicum in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Practicum Website

die 4245-Medical nutrition 1

Professor:  Laura Jane Acosta

Email Address:  ljacosta@ufl.edu  

DIE 6905-problems in dietetics

Professor:  Laura Jane Acosta

Email Address:  ljacosta@ufl.edu  

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

DIE 3310-community nutrition

Professor:  Beth Treat Gankofskie

Email Address:  gankofskie@ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

PLS 3004C: Principles of Plant Science

Professor:  Erin Alvarez

Email Address: ErinAlvarez@ufl.edu

Spring 2017 Syllabus

Community Based Learning Assignment:

Service Hours: To supplement course content and apply concepts learned in class, every student will complete a total of five (5) service hours related to the Plant Sciences at an approved location before the end of the semester, and complete the Service Hours Evaluation Assignment. Service hours should ideally be volunteer hours completed at one of the UF gardens or farms, but additional locations are available. Concurrent internships and other forms of employment in the plant sciences or related field may be counted as well. See Canvas or contact instructor for more information. Up to six (6) additional hours may be completed by any student to substitute for missing up to two (2) 1-point assignments. Three hours will count for a single 1-point assignment. Substitutions must include a written or video evaluation

SAEC 4504- CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM PLANNING

Professor/Instructor:  Debra Marie-Hope Barry and Anna Warner

College of Arts

ART4312C Advanced drawing 

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

ART 4639C - Food, Art + Technology: Production, Consumption, Digestion and Excretion

Professor:  Katerie Gladdys

Email Address:  kgladdys@ufl.edu 

Syllabus Spring 2018

Community Based Learning Assignment(s):

Gardening Practicum - Volunteering at Field and Fork  You will need to volunteer at the garden for 4 2-hour session. You must complete one session per month to get credit. First session must be completed by 1/31, second by 2/28, third by 3/31 and 4/20.

Group project  The class in small groups or as a whole will develop and work on a project that creatively responds to the needs of the Field and Fork Campus Garden

art 5905C - directed study 

Professor:  Thomas Scott Hocker

Email Address:  tomh@geoplan.ufl.edu

mug 4302 - Instrumental conducting/materials 

Professor:  John M. Watkins

Email Address: watkins@ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus

MUn 1210 - university orchestra

Professor: Raymond Chobaz

Email Address: rchobaz@arts.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

MUn 1710 - jazz bands

Professor:  Scott T. Wilson

Email Address: swilson@arts.ufl.edu

Fall 2017 Syllabus

MUN 3213 - UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

Professor: Raymond Chobaz

Email Address: rchobaz@arts.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

College of Design, Construction and Planning

bcn 3224c - construction techniques

Professor:  James G. Sullivan

Email Address:  sullj@ufl.edu

Spring 2016 Syllabus 

laa 4353c - urban design studio

Professor:  Alpa Nawre

Email Address:  alpa.nawre@ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

College of Education

EDF 3110- HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Professor:  Jessica Tinstman

Email Address:  jtinstman@ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

EDF 3132- THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT 

Professor:  Kristin Hummel

Email Address:  Hummel11@ufl.edu 

Spring 2018 Syllabus

EDF 3135- THE ADOLESCENT

Professor:  Kathleen Driscoll

Email Address: kathd53@ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

EDF 3210- EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Professor:  Feihong Wang

Email Address: feihongwang@coe.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus

EEX 3012 - INTRO TO SPECIAL ED

Instructor: Lombardino,Linda J

Email Address:  llombard@mail.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

EEX 3093 - EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE IN SOCIETY

Professor:  Alice Kaye Emery 

Email Address: aemery@coe.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus

Eex 3070- Teachers and learners in inclusive schools 

Professor:  Alexandria N. Harvey

Email Address:  anharvey@ufl.edu  

Syllabus 

EEX 3257 - CORE TEACHING STRATEGIES 

Instructor: Multiple Professors

mae 3312- Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary School

Professor:  Aki Murata

Email Address:  akimurata@coe.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus

tsL 3520- Esol foundation of learning and culture

Professor:  Mark Preston Lopez

Spring 2018 Syllabus

College of Engineering

env 4353 - Solid Waste Systems Design

Professor:  Stephen J. Laux

Email Address:  steven.laux@essie.ufl.edu

Syllabus

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

DEP 3053 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Professor: Natalie Christina Ebner 

Email Address:  natalie.ebner@ufl.edu  

lin 4721 - second language acquisition

Professor:  Stefanie Wulff

Email Address:  swulff@ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus

SPN 3948: Spanish Service Learning/ZOO 4956: Emerging Disease in the Americas- UF IN CUSCO - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Professors:  Gillian Lord & Marta Wayne

Program Website  

SPN 3948/LAS 3930: Spanish Service Learning - UF in the Dominican Republic

Professors:  Kathy Navajas & Paula Fernández-Hernández

Program Website
            

College of Nursing

NUR 4930: International Health & Nursing - UF in Grenada

Professor:  Dr. Paula Delpech

Program Website

College of Public Health and Health Professions

ASL 1110 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1

Professor:  Stephen J. Hardy 

Email Address:  sjhardy@phhp.ufl.edu

pur 4404c - international public relations

Professor:  Deanna Pelfrey 

Email Address:  dpelfrey@jou.ufl.edu

Fall 2017 Syllabus

SPA 4956 Overseas Studies - UF in Haiti

Professors:  Elizabeth Wood, Sarah McKune, Anthony Maurelli, & Jocelyn Widmer

Program Website
 

College of Veterinary Medicine

VEM 5891 Veterinary Community Outreach Program

Professor:  Dr. Natalie Isaza

Email Address:  isazan@ufl.edu

Course Description:  VEM 5891 is a two week elective rotation that gives students the opportunity to visit animal shelters, work with local animal rescue groups performing spay/neuter surgery, and helping at the St. Francis Pet Care Clinic, a free veterinary clinic for the pets of low income and homeless members of our community.

http://sacs.vetmed.ufl.edu/programs/vcop

Levin College of Law

LAW6816 Social justice lawyering

Professor:  Joan Flocks

Email Address:  flocks@law.ufl.edu

Course Description:  

This course explores how those in the legal profession can work to advance social justice. First, the course will examine the meaning of social justice and the variety of structural factors that contribute to legal inequality. Then it will explore ways in which legal assistance is funded and delivered to low-income and underrepresented individuals; different substantive legal arenas in which social justice is pursued; and the diverse ways in which individuals can work for social justice, both in and out of the courtroom.

The course is designed to be introspective, interactive, and applied. There is an applied project in addition to a final exam. The purpose of the project is to encourage students to become engaged in broader social justice communities and become proactive in pursuing paid or pro bono work that focuses on social justice after graduation.  

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • Discussed the historical origins and various theories of lawyering for social justice in the United States;
  • Compared skills and methods used by public interest and social justice lawyers with those used by traditional lawyers;
  • Evaluated landmark case law in substantive areas of social justice such as antidiscrimination, education, voting rights, reproductive rights, and immigration;
  • Developed and performed individual and group strategies for addressing specific social justice issues under the supervision of a licensed attorney. 

Syllabus

Service Learning Projects

Warrington College of Business

BUL4443 - Ethics & Responsible Business

Professor:  Dr. Kristin Joys

Email Address:    kristin.joys@warrington.ufl.edu

ENT3503 - Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Professor:  Dr. Kristin Joys

Email Address:   kristin.joys@warrington.ufl.edu

Fall 2017 Syllabus

ENT6506 - Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Professor:  Dr. Kristin Joys

Email Address:  kristin.joys@warrington.ufl.edu

Spring 2018 Syllabus 

ENT6930 - Innovation & Sustainability: Business Doing Good

Professor:  Dr. Kristin Joys

Email Address:  kristin.joys@warrington.ufl.edu

Fall 2017 Syllabus

College of Health and Human Performance

LEI 3921 - Field Experience

Professor:  Dr. Douglas DeMichele

Email Address:  demiche@hhp.ufl.edu

Summer 2018 Syllabus