Service-learning is defined as "a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. Reflection and reciprocity are key concepts of service-learning." Jacoby, Service-Learning in Higher Education, 1996.
These courses are offered by a wide range of academic departments each quarter and give Stanford students an opportunity to provide direct service to local schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Other courses allow students already engaged in service to enhance the effectiveness of their service, or provide a theoretical framework or academic skills essential in preparation for public service fieldwork and internships. Courses may be small, intensive seminars or larger lecture courses with service-learning related discussion sections and experiences.
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In partnership with the Registrar's office, you can search for courses that have a direct-service component that is either required or optional.
The courses listed have been designated by the Haas Center according to specific criteria. Read the criteria.