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The liberal arts and education through public service share the goal of developing the basis for effective democratic citizenship. In the public service program, service learning—the integration of community service into an academic course—may be used in the teaching of many different subject areas. The service experience can allow the student to achieve an understanding of human community as well as of our particular society in a way which is more complex and effective than readings and class discussions alone. In addition, the community involvement fostered by the service experience can lead the student to a better understanding of the self.

The public service program offers an interdisciplinary minor built upon courses that include a service learning component. These courses change yearly. American Commitments, a group involved in community service, coordinates service learning courses and can provide updated information. All courses toward a public servide minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

interdisciplinary, 6 courses
One introductory course, one course from the list of public service humanities electives, one course from the list of public service social sciences electives, two additional public service electives, and a seminar. The minor must include at least two courses in each of two divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine and performing arts). For the seminar, a senior group independent study is recommended.

Introductory Courses
ALST 200 Ghettoscapes
SOC 290 Sociology of Community

Humanities Electives
EDUC 295 Theatre and the Child
EDUC 320 Children’s Literature
EDUC 333 Literacy
PHIL 235 Morality and Self Interest
REL 271 The Holocaust
WRRH 220 Breadwinners and Losers: The Rhetoric of Work
WRRH 322 Adolescent Literature

Social Sciences Electives
ECON 122 Economics of Caring
POL 110 Introduction to American Politics
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

Natural Sciences Electives
BIDS 295 Alcohol Use and Abuse

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.