Courses That Offer Service-Learning Options and Project Descriptions
Below is a listing of classes that currently offer service-learning opportunities as part of the class. This list is likely to grow and will be updated as more classes add service-learning options. Students should feel free to ask their professors questions about when and what kind of service-learning they offer.
|ANTH/PSY 351||Culture, Thought, and Behavior||Falgout|
|BIOL 123||Hawaiian Environmental Biology||E. Cox|
|BUSA 312||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||Kudo|
|BUSA 313||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||Kudo|
|BUSA 319||Tax Concepts||S. Cox|
|HPST 450||Pacific Islanders Diaspora Experiences||Lilomaiava-Doktor|
|POLS 335||Politics of Food||Mironesco|
|SOC 496B||Japanese Community in Hawai`i||Chinen|
|ZOOL 200||Marine Biology||E. Cox|
Students who select a service-learning option in a given class are expected to complete at least 20 hours on a project; these hours include project orientation, direct service activities, and a written reflection that integrates classroom learning with the service project. Below are some samples of the service projects and the classes they are associated with.BUSA 312 and 313, Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II, Dr. Franklin Kudo
Offered: Fall and Spring
Service Project: FAFSA: Free Application of Federal Student Aid Students who select the service option in these classes are trained to assist high school students and their families in completing and understanding the importance of the FAFSA forms for college financial aid. Targeted high schools in UHWO’s service area include Waipahu, Waianae, Leilehua, Campbell, Kapolei, Nanakuli, and Aiea.
POLS 335, Politics of Food, Dr. Monique Mironesco
Offered: Spring only
Service Project: Students follow specific foods through their production and sales cycle, identify low-cost sources of food such as small markets, and demonstrate how to prepare healthy low-cost meals for community members. Students provide service to western Oahu farms and transitional housing facilities.
ZOOL 200, Marine Biology, Dr. Fenny Cox
Offered: Spring only
Service Project: Students who select the service option in this class learn about marine life and provide service with Malama Na Honu, a sea turtle conservation organization. Students participate in a variety of activities and learn hands-on the challenges to marine survival.
Faculty email addresses: http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/pdfs/vcaa/UHWOFacultyStaff.pdf