Service Learning and Civic Engagement Course Components

USAO’s Service Learning courses allow the transcription of non-credit service-oriented undergraduate research, internships, practica, five-week independent studies, tutorials, capstone and senior projects, fieldwork, colloquia projects, and other community-based experiential learning activities. Parallel course numbers distinguish between faculty-designed course components (2710, 4710) and independent student projects (2720, 4720). These course numbers are:

Faculty-designed course components

SLCE 2710 – S-L course component (0 credit; Pass/No Pass; lower division) – [course name]

SLCE 4710 – S-L course component (0 credit; Pass/No Pass; upper division) – [course name]

Independent student projects

SLCE 2720 – S-L independent project (0 credit; Pass/No Pass; lower division) – [course name]

SLCE 4720 – S-L independent project (0 credit; Pass/No Pass; upper division) – [course name]

Similar to the concurrent enrollment procedure for some required labs, the science colloquium, or required Music program recital attendance, SLCE course components are listed as non-credit with pass/fail grading. If the SLCE component of a class is optional, students not participating in the project would not be required to enroll in the SLCE section of course. SLCE participation does not increase tuition costs or impact grade point averages. Instead they exist to record and encourage Service Learning opportunities for both faculty and students. 

SLCE applications and other materials are available from the Office of Academic Affairs in Troutt Hall.