UNIV 115: Concepts of Service Learning

UNIV 115 is open to all Alfred University students regardless of intended major or class year. The course focuses on the ideals of civic engagement and what it means to be an active member of a democratic society.

Course Description
This 3.000 credit hour course combines weekly class meetings with weekly service hours spent in the local community in an exploration of what it means to be engaged in service learning as a way of accomplishing and demonstrating civic engagement. Each student selects a service project to satisfy the main requirement of at least 4 hours of service work per week. The class meets together 1 hour per week to discuss assigned readings and each other's reflections, written and oral.

Service Projects may be completed in groups or individually, and must have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrate a collaborative effort with the community or community members.
  • Reflect realistic project goals and outcomes.
  • Meet a need or issue within the community.

The Gary Horowitz Service Learning Program has contacts with numerous community partners in the Alfred community as well as Allegany County and the surrounding area. If you are interested in learning more about local volunteer opportunities, please contact the Service Learning Coordinator, Corey Fecteau.