TO THE EDITOR:
Thank you for drawing attention in your editorial on Jan. 18 to PHIL 292, an APPLES service-learning course offered through the philosophy department, as a great model of community-engaged learning and an option for students to fulfill their experiential education credit!
We would like to share that there are actually quite a few innovative service-learning courses being taught across campus, and new ones being created each semester.
There were 86 APPLES service-learning courses taught in the past academic year in departments ranging from geology to sociology, all of which offer unique models for combining academic learning and service (most of which also fulfill the experiential education requirement for graduation).
APPLES also offers service-learning course development grants for instructors interested in creating new courses and a service-learning course development institute each May.