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Think you can’t do Service Learning in your class?

Think again!

Service Learning examples flyer‌ 

Service Learning and Community Based Research can take a wide variety of forms

Service in School programs, agencies, nursing homes, fundraising for non-profits, marketing materials, raising public awareness, museums, consulting for small business and startups, painting public spaces (e.g. park district walls, viaducts)

Research community access to the arts, funding for community participation in the arts, propose strategies for increasing access, study environmental impact of (pick your favorite cause), interview residents for local history.

Ideas from MSU Denver classes

Here’s to Ears (a theater production about hearing health presented at elementary schools), Chinese Painting at after school programs, graphic design for small non-profits, marketing plans for small businesses, humanitarian engineering.  For more examples, check out our Impacting the Community page.

Specific Disciplines

Service Learning Magazine 

Campus Compact has over 300 examples of course syllabi 

 The following sites were found by doing an Internet search of  “service learning” and various disciplines. The list is just a taste – there are scholarly articles, pdfs, websites, and images out there to inspire you.





Cultivating the Media Activist


Experiential Learning in Philosophy (textbook)


Public Interest Design

Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook


Pellissippi State Community College Theater/Art/Photography/Music