Service Learning


Through the Department of Languages and Communication


What is Service Learning?

Service learning is an educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. Unlike extracurricular voluntary service, service learning is a course-based service experience that produces the best outcomes when meaningful service activities are related to course material through reflection activities such as directed writings, small group discussions, and class presentations. Unlike practice and internships, the experiential activity in a service learning course is not necessarily skill-based within the context of professional education (Bringle & Hatcher, 1996).


SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS:                    


         Ecuador             Ecuador



Location: Louisiana

Courses: FLAN 404



Leader: Dr.Amber Narro

Location: Louisiana

Courses: COMM 436/563

Students each adopt a non-profit and produce their public relations materials for them for the entire semester.


Leader: Dr.Amber Narro

Location: Louisiana

Courses: COMM 621

Students plan and implement the Southeastern celebration of Earth Day and provides information about green living to students.


Leader: Dr.Amber Narro

Location: Louisiana

Courses: COMM 665

Adopted Northshore Support and Services to plan its image campaign.