The Minor in Community Service Learning offers
students a unique program of study which fosters
reflection and learning about the complexity of the
social, economic, political, and cultural world. Through
the minor, students learn to connect interdisciplinary
course materials to experience in the community, to
combine theory and practice, and to think in original
ways about the substantive problems in society. Studies
in the minor provide experiences in which critical habits
of mind can develop through observation, exploration,
and action-oriented research in a multicultural setting.
Through community service learning, the students can
explore connections between various disciplines,
develop the tools for critical analysis of community
issues, learn from experience as well as text, and
contribute to the Worcester community.
The Community Service Learning (CSL) minor requires a minimum of six (6) courses. In addition, volunteer service is required. Introductory Course: ENG/SOC 225 Literature of Social Responsibility Elective Courses: Four (4) courses taken from at least three (3) disciplines, including one course in theology or philosophy, using the following guidelines:
For further information, contact Dr. Susan Melia,
director of CSL (email@example.com or (508) 767-
7357), or Wendy O’Leary, coordinator of CSL
placements (firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 767-
Members of the Class of 2006 interned at more than 120 corporations, nonprofit organizations and schools.