Are you interested in volunteering? Do you want to make a difference in your community or the world? Do you know of any needs not currently being met by existing organizations? If so, please consider getting involved in our service learning program! Below you will find some classes to consider:
FOR ALL MAJORS:
SERV 1010: Service Learning Practicum (1-3 hours)
Open to all students, this course allows students to earn up to three hours of academic credit by performing and reflecting on service to their community. By completing 50 hours of service, supplemented with online discussions and reflection activities, students will make a difference in their local communities while increasing their understanding of community and societal needs (see course description).
SERV 1020: Service Learning Practicum II (3 hours)
A companion course to SERV 1010, this course allows students to earn three hours of academic credit by performing and reflecting on 50 hours of service. Students will also be required to take part in online discussions and reflection activities (see course description).
FOR BUSINESS MAJORS:
BUS 216: Service Learning and World Cultures (3 hours)
This course will allow students to conceptually compare classroom learning with a real-world global experience in business. Students will work as a team to research, examine and study the global business environment of a selected international economy and cultural society. Roane State Community College will partner with an international student exchange organization so that students may travel to a selected international destination as a capstone of this class.
FOR NURSING MAJORS:
NSG 291: Transcultural Nursing: Study of Healthcare in an International Setting (2 hours)
This course provides the student the opportunity to experience a direct relationship with healthcare providers and recipients from various cultural backgrounds in an international setting. The students will travel to a supervised site for theoretical concepts as well as clinical experiences. Students will focus on differences and similarities in health care related to cultural values, beliefs and practices.