Course Descriptions Winter

Service Learning Courses at Lane - Winter Term

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Courses are currently under review, see courses below for past offerings.

BA 195 - Service & Ethics in Business
Jamie Kelsch & Chris Culver
This capstone course is an opportunity for students to explore the role of business concepts and skills in the social economy. Students will gain insights into the application of common business skills and experience in organizations. Each student will participate in an administrative service learning experience for up to 15 hours during the term and share their experience with peers through reflective presentations and papers. Students will also attend a series of seminars and workshops. May be offered through Distance Learning.

BI 101I - Botanical Beginnings
Instructor: Gail Baker
Learn about the foundational role plants play in our lives by studying plant structures, cells, chemistry, energy pathways, cell division, and genetics. Includes lab work and some field activities, including opportunities for service learning with a variety of local organizations doing habitat restoration in the Eugene area.
Extra Credit

BI 102H - Forest Biology
Instructor: Pat Boleyn
Explore plant and animal life cycles in our Pacific Northwest forests. Class activities have included numerous field trips to local natural forests ecosystems including old growth. Service learning may take place at sites such as Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Buford Park, and other local areas.
Optional, Extra Credit

COOP 280SL – Cooperative Education: Service Learning
Instructor: Beverly Farfan
This course will provide students with work experience with community partners in addressing real community needs. Students identify learning objectives and engage in reflection activities. This course is designed to promote critical thinking, problem solving, and civic engagement. In this course students develop skills, explore career options, and network with professionals while earning college credit. Instructor approval required, contact instructor to arrange dates and times.
SL required

HE 255 - Global Health
Instructor: Susie Cousar
This course will increase student's knowledge and awareness of global sustainability and the health consequences related to; poverty, social status and global economic systems. Students will explore the interconnected global issues of: consumerism, industrial globalization, maternal and child health, violence, hunger, emerging infectious disease, environmental toxins and pollution, organic and conventional agricultural practices, alternative media resources, social marketing, fair trade, biodiversity and ecosystems services, population, environmental racism and the impacts of economic, political, and social constructs on the health of our communities and planet.

HS 201 - Introduction to Human Services
Instructor: Toni Fudge
Students will be introduced to a wide array of social and personal problems that are addressed by the field of human services. Students will explore the way economics and history shape current social welfare programs and policies. The philosophical foundation of the human service movement as well as career opportunities in the field will be examined. Trends and intervention strategies for a number of service systems will be introduced. The impact of culture and diversity on human services will be explored. Through a service learning experience, students will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about community needs and what agencies do to serve their clientele.

SOC 207 – Women and Work
Instructor: Patsy Raney
Women perform nearly two-thirds of the world's work, receive one-tenth of the world's income, and own less than one-hundredth of the world's property. The class is an introduction to analysis of the issues necessary to understand women's work experience and economic position, past and present. Focus areas will include the multicultural economic and labor history of women in the US, the family and women's work, welfare/workfare issues, and women's position in the global economy. Optional

SUST 101 – Introduction to Sustainability
Instructor: Sonja Mae
This course will cover sustainability definitions, assessment and actions from a multidisciplinary perspective to help learners create a personal definition that will inform their actions. It will teach students how to understand the complex confluence of social systems, environmental economics, and ecological literacy. Themes of pluralism, resource conservation and systems thinking will provide the framework to analyze how to meet ones basic needs of food, water, shelter, energy, and transportations. Students will have the opportunity to do on hands-on projects.

WATR 105 – Water Conservation Indoor
Instructor: Tammie Stark
This class will teach strategies to increase water conservation & efficiency at the residential, indoor level using proven water conservation strategies. The course will cover program development, water use, waste, auditing, efficiency measures & incentives as well as fixtures & appliances. Students will create & lead a community education workshop as a team.