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Feinstein Service-Learning

Service Learning Courses

The Feinstein Civic Engagement Program recognizes the following courses as having a service learning component. Service learning is an alternative way of both teaching and learning about concepts or theories. Service Learning courses help students make meaningful connections between academic course work and issues and needs within the community. The service work is profoundly connected to and enhanced by the specific course of study. Depending on the instructor, the service learning component may be an optional or required part of the course content.

AAF 300: Special Topics in African and Afro-American Studies
LEC: (3 crs.) Selected contemporary topics, problems, issues, and individuals from the field of African and Afro-American studies. The topical format allows in-depth analysis of some significant aspect of the African and Afro-American experience. (Lec. 3/Online) Topic: Conditions for Community Service is service learning. Pre: AAF 201 or 202 or permission of instructor. Some topics may be offered online. May be repeated with different topic.
CPL 523: Planning Theory
SEM: (3 crs.) Critical survey of planning theories and contemporary planning concepts. Values, assumptions, and processes of various planning paradigms as related to decisions in community planning. Specific emphasis on values and ethics in planning theory. (Seminar) Service Learning.
CSV 301: Course-based Community Service
PRA: (1-3 crs.) Learning through a community service experience related to course content. Experience defined by a job description and learning contract; includes orientation and reflection. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in a course that offers community service experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. S/U only.
CSV 302: Community Service at URI
PRA: (1-4 crs.) Learning through a community service project that addresses a specific community need at the University. Project proposed and supervised by an instructor, and varies each semester. Includes mandatory seminar. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
CSV 303: Service In The Community
PRA: (1-4 crs.) Learning through a community service project that addresses a specific need in the off-campus community. Project proposed and supervised by an instructor and varies each semester. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. S/U only.
EDC 456: Mathematics Methods in Elementary and Middle School Teaching
LEC: (2 crs.) Principles and practices of developing knowledge and skills in mathematics with elementary and middle school children. Service Learning. (Lec. 2) Pre: EDC 423, 453, 454; acceptance into the elementary education program. Concurrent enrollment in EDC 424, 457 and 458. Not for graduate credit.
EDP 622: Community Service Learning
SEM: (2 crs.) Focusing on the school, students examine theory and define problems related to community service and service learning. (Seminar 2) Pre: EDP 610 and EDP 611.
GWS 150: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
LEC: (3 crs.) Images of women, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change. (Lec. 3/Online) Service learning in some sections. (A2) (B4)
GWS 150H: Honors Section of GWS 150: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
LEC: (3 crs.) Images of women, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change. (Lec. 3/Online) Service learning in some sections. Pre: 3.40 overall GPA. (A2) (B4)
GWS 300: Field Experience In Women’S Studies
PRA: (2-6 crs.) Supervised field work allowing students to learn through direct personal experience about the background, problems, and concerns of particular populations of women. (Practicum) Service Learning. Pre: GWS 150 or 315 or permission of instructor. May be taken or repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
HDF 203: Introduction to Work with Children
LEC: (4 crs.) Theory and practice in care, teaching, and guidance of preschool children. Lectures, discussion, and participation in a field setting for three hours a week. (Lec. 3, Lab 3) Pre: HDF 200 or PSY 232. Service Learning.
HDF 434: Children and Families in Poverty
LEC: (3 crs.) Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the effects of poverty with attention to cultural, political and policy issues and implications. (Lec. 3) Service learning. Pre: senior standing in the major or permission of instructor and HDF 202.
HDF 480: Senior Field Experiences in Community Agencies
PRA: (6-12 crs.) Senior field experience in community agencies (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: concurrent enrollment in HDF 481; senior standing and permission of instructor. Application must be made on or before Feb. 1 in the year preceding internship. Orientation and learning contract occurs semester before field work. Not for graduate credit. S/U only.
HDF 481: Field Experience Seminar and Reflections
SEM: (3 crs.) Group discussion of field experience in community agencies and related academic assignments. Includes senior reflections and portfolio. (Seminar) Service learning. Not for graduate credit. Pre: permission of instructor.
HDF 562: Organization Development in Human Services
LEC: (3 crs.) Conceptual and technical components of organization development (OD) and consultation to various types of organizations, with emphasis on human service arenas. Approaches to the different phases of intervention in planned change efforts using theoretical frameworks, case, and client applications. (Lec. 2, Lab. 4) Service learning. Pre: graduate standing and permission of instructor.
HSS 530: Multidisciplinary Health Seminars For The Elderly
SEM: (3 crs.) Field experience for students in various health disciplines. Development of assessment techniques, curricular materials, and team delivery of health seminars to the elderly at community sites. (Seminar) Service learning. Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
KIN 407: Physical Activity as Therapy
LEC: (3 crs.) Introduction to a variety of sports/physical activities, teach students to analyze personal physical activity information collected with technological devices, learn specific exercise physiology and pedagogy applications and complete service learning experiences. (Lec., Lab.)
LAR 445: Landscape Architecture Studio IV
STU: (4 crs.) Study of comprehensive landscape architectural projects. Coordination of research and preparation of alternative design solutions and work with public agencies and communities. (Lec. 2, Studio 4) Service learning. Intended for LAR majors, MESM students, or with permission of instructor. Pre: LAR 443 and 444 or by permission of instructor.
MBA 565: Strategic Management
LEC: (3 crs.) Case studies of management problems and evaluation of alternative solutions by integrating functional areas of business. Discussion of ethical, social, and regulatory environments in domestic and multinational firms. Includes the MBA written comprehensive examination. (Lec. 3) Service learning. Pre: All MBA 500 first level courses or equivalent and a minimum of 21 MBA credits which must include MBA 502 or 532, 503 or 533, 504 or 534, and 505, or permission of instructor.
NFS 394: Nutrition in the Life Cycle I
LEC: (3 crs.) Current issues in maternal, child, and adolescent nutrition with emphasis on nutrient requirements and food habit development; delivery of cost-effective nutrition services and the application of the principles of menu planning. (Lec. 3) Pre: NFS 212 or 276. Service learning.
NFS 395: Nutrition in the Life Cycle II
LEC: (3 crs.) Current issues in nutrition for the adult and older adult with emphasis on nutrient requirements related to physiological changes; screening initiatives; program development to reduce risk of nutrition-related diseases. (Lec. 3) Pre: NFS 394. Service learning.
NRS 309: Wildlife Management Techniques Laboratory
LAB: (3 crs.) Application of practical field techniques for quantification and evaluation of wildlife and habitats. Methods of field identification, sampling, and data analysis. (Lab. 4, Project 3) Service learning. Pre: NRS 223 and 305.
NUR 324: Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum
LAB: (3 crs.) Application of clinical practice strategies in the management of adults with acute and chronic illness and the impact on their families. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 323.
NUR 334: Practicum In Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
LAB: (3 crs.) Application of the nursing process and the use of self as the therapeutic agent with individuals and groups of clients. Emphasis on developing nursing strategies for psychiatric and/or mental health care. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 333.
NUR 344: Practicum In Childbearing And Reproductive Health Nursing
LAB: (3 crs.) Application of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families with childbearing and reproductive experiences. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 343.
NUR 346: Organizational & System Leadership in Health Care
PRA: (4 crs.) Leadership strategies will be explored. Issues of practice including communication, conflict resolution, care transitions, teamwork and collaboration will be analyzed. Theories of leadership and evaluation will be emphasized. (Practicum/Seminar) Service learning. Pre: Licensed Registered Nurse. NUR 246 and NUR 253, or prior approval from faculty.
NUR 434: Practicum in Nursing of Children
LAB: (3 crs.) Synthesis of pediatric knowledge and the application of the nursing process in the care of ill children and their families. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 433.
NUR 532: Practicum In Primary Health Care Nursing I
PRA: (3 crs.) Clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills as presented in NUR 531. Service learning. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in NUR 531.
NUR 590: Directed Study/Practice in Advanced Clinical Nursing
IND: (1-6 crs.) In-depth and supervised clinical practice in a specialized area of nursing. (Independent Study) Service Learning. May be repeated with different topic. Pre: graduate standing and permission of graduate faculty.
PHP 340: Service Learning: A Health Care Experience
PRA: (1 cr.) Structured practical experiences in a healthcare setting or community outreach program. Develops social responsibility and professionalism while providing needed assistance to the community. Students take PHP 340 or PHP 350. (Practicum) Pre: First year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing or permission of instructor. A valid and up-to-date HIPAA certificate, background check and Rhode Island Intern license. S/U only
PHP 350: Service Learning: Intro Geriatric Practice Experience
PRA: (1 cr.) Structured practical experience in a healthcare setting related to geriatric care. Develops social responsibility, professionalism, and communication skills while introducing the concept of medication therapy management. Students take PHP 340 or PHP 350. (Practicum) Pre: First-year Doctor of Pharmacy professional student in good standing or permission of instructor. A valid and updated HIPAA certificate, background check, and Rhode Island pharmacy intern license. S/U only.
PLS 390: Irrigation Technology
LEC: (3 crs.) A study of the science and technology of obtaining, applying, and managing water as it relates to the culture of field, forage, vegetable, turf, and ornamental crops. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Service learning. Pre: MTH 107 or MTH 108 or MTH 111 or permission of instructor.
SOC 497: Field Experience In Sociology
PRA: (3-6 crs.) Field experience in an approved government agency or non-profit organization; practice in applying sociological concepts and methods to the analysis of problems faced by the agency and/or its clients, exploration of career opportunities. (Practicum) Service Learning. Pre: Junior or senior standing and 6 credits in SOC beyond 100. Open only to SOC or CCJ majors and permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Not for graduate credit.

In addition to the courses listed above, specific topics in other courses and some temporary courses may also carry the Service Learning designation.

The Service Learning course offerings can also be found in the URI course catalog at www.uri.edu/catalog.

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