Psi Chi Honor Society
Department of Psychological
& Brain Sciences:
Service Learning Courses
Service-Learning Courses allow you to earn course credit while challenging you to use knowledge and skills acquired in your college classes to meet genuine community needs.
Service-learning courses are like most college classes in that your class will meet for about the same amount of time each week and you'll have similar readings, assignments, and exams. In addition to the typical classroom experience, you'll spend 2-3 hours per week using what you learn in class while working at or on behalf of a community organization.
Service-learning courses taught by PBS instructors:
- Psychology of Adolescent Girls, taught by Dr. Linda Hoke-Sinex, looks at psychological changes that occur in girls as they progress through adolescence. Undergraduates in this course get first-hand accounts of adolescent development during visits to local middle schools. Each week, at these service-learning sites, IU students discuss a weekly topic with middle school girls.
Read an interview with Dr. Hoke-Sinex: Service-Learning that Guides Local Girls Through Adolescence.
- Real World Program Evaluation: Service Learning at Middleway or the Rise is taught by Dr. Amy Holtzworth-Monroe. This senior-level course allows students to apply the knowledge and skills that they've gained through the psychology curriculum. Students compliment the given reading materials and assignments with experience volunteering weekly at a local women's shelter, and a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center, Middle Way House and The Rise, as a central focus of the course.
To see the service-learning courses offered each semester, go to Office of the Registrar - Special Course Listings, click on "Other Special Course Offerings" and then on "Service Learning Courses". Service-learning courses offered by PBS instructors are listed under PSY-P.