The Center for Service Learning promotes excellence in teaching and learning through service. Anchored by the core principles of our founders, The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary ((RSHM) and guided by the undergraduate curriculum, the Service Learning program provides integrated service experiences that enhance the curriculum and serve as an integral element in each student’s academic experience.
Every year, Marymount students, faculty and staff give numerous hours of service in the greater Los Angeles community to help others while applying what they learn to the classroom curriculum. This powerful form of education inspires and benefits everyone involved.
The Center for Service Learning staff members strive to offer meaningful academic experiences for our students that:
The following are some of the available Service Learning classes:
Interdisciplinary 117: “The Art of Being Human” -- Serve 28 hours at Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor or participate in an independent service project (three sections).
Sociology 250: “Race, Ethnicity and Gender” -- Participate in the Los Angeles Marathon’s 5K Run/Walk as a fund-raiser for the Asian Pacific Community Fund.
Sociology 320: “Human Migration” -- Interview Project, with the resulting written chronicle given as a gift to the interviewee.
ENG 260: “Literature of American Ethnic Groups” -- Serve at the Los Angeles Times “Festival of Books” and attend "Spoken Word" production at the University of Southern California.
HED 130: “Human Sexuality” -- Film/Presentation project and attendance at the Canyon Verde Carnival.
AS133: “Food in America” -- Work at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, followed by group lunch that is connected to a larger class project.
Science 140: “Plants and Civilization” -- Lab to George F Canyon and creation of a coloring book for the Palos Verdes Nature Conservancy related to the Canyon.
Science 170: “Ecology of Humans” -- Students provide seven hours of service at an environmentally focused agency and tie learning back to classroom curriculum.
BUS 270: “Small Business Management” -- Support the Junior Achievement project at San Pedro High School.
BUS 316: “Entrepreneurship II” -- Run a small business incubator available to Marymount students and the greater community each Monday, plus support the Junior Achievement Project at San Pedro High School.
Psychology 205: “Child and Adolescent Development” -- At agency of choice, students volunteer for eight hours and apply learning to course content in a reflective paper.
Psychology 105H: “General Psychology Honors” -- At agency of choice, students volunteer for eight hours and apply learning to course content in a reflective paper.
Psychology 380: “Applied Intercultural Psychology” -- At agency of choice, students volunteer for seven hours, then offer a one-hour intercultural presentation at the P.E.A.C.E. Center and apply learning to course content in a reflective paper.
Psychology/Interdisciplinary/Global Studies 296: “Field Practicum” – serve the Marymount community through the promotion of intercultural projects at the P.E.A.C.E. Center -- 45 hours throughout the semester.
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