SVL Courses at UNCG

Service-learning is a tool that some faculty members use to teach course content. By integrating a service experience into their class requirements, they are able to more richly expose students to course objectives, personal development skills, and civic engagement. Assignments vary for each instructor, but placements are typically 10 – 25 hours during the semester time frame. Service-learning classes are often listed in the schedule of courses with an “SVL” designation/course marker.

Fall 2016 Service-Learning Courses

Communication Studies

  • CST 200-01
    • Etsuko Kinefuchi
  • CST 200-02
  • CST 200-03
    • Jenni Simon
  • CST 200-04
    • Spoma Jovanovic

Community and Therapeutic Recreation

  • CTR 213-01
    • Kimberly Miller

Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

  • ELC 660-01
    • Brian Clarida
  • ELC 690-01
    • Annie Davis
  • ELC 690-02
  • ELC 690-03D
  • ELC 690-04D
    • Brian Clarida
  • ENT 404-01
    • Cathy Hamilton


  • GEO 570-01
    • Gerald Lennartson

Human Development and Family Studies

  • HDF 499-01
    • Joi W. Bulls

Honors Programs

  • HSS 198-01
    • Sarah Krive
  • HSS 198-02
    • Rebecca Muich
  • HSS 198-03
    • Angela Bolte
  • HSS 198-04
    • Christopher Kirkman
  • HSS 198-05
    • Daniel Heubner
  • HSS 198-06
    • Stephen Flynn
  • HSS 198-07
  • HSS 198-08
    • Frances Varker
  • HSS 198-09
  • HSS 198-10
    • Pierre Campbell
  • HSS 198-11
    • Ian Aitken
  • HSS 198-12
    • Erica Farrar


  • KIN 519-01
    • Thomas Martinek

Political Science

  • PSC 105-01
    • Malcolm Colbert


  • SPA 302-01
    • Kelly Lowther Pereira

Social Work

  • SWK 215-01
  • SWK 215-02
    • Robert Wineburg
  • SWK 310-01
  • SWK 310-02
    • Tanya Coakley

To View the Service-Learning Course History, Click Here: SVL-Course-History-Master-List

International Service-Learning Courses

OLSL’s International Service-Learning Program combines academic study with service opportunities in other countries while encouraging students to develop global perspectives, explore multiple concepts of community, and make significant contributions around the world. Through cultural immersion, guided classroom study, service, and personal reflection, students experience the reciprocity of shared learning while increasing their understanding of a global society.

OLSL is committed to working with the International Programs Center to help support faculty and students who wish to offer or enroll in courses that include both international travel and service-learning experiences.

Interested in taking an international service-learning course?

Check out UNCGenie Course Schedule to see courses (usually offered in the summer), talk to an academic advisor or professor in you department, or contact OLSL (336.256.3823 or to find out courses that will be offered in coming semesters.

Some courses that have been offered include:

  • STH 245: Cross-Cultural Study Tour with Dr. Bonnie Canziani (China)
  • GEO 305: Environmental Hazards Assessment with Dr. Jay Lennartson (Germany)
  • SES 500: Inclusive Early Childhood Experiences in Mexico with Dr. Belinda Hardin (Mexico)
To view UNCG’s Course Bulletin to look up SVL courses in your discipline go to: and select SVL in the course category!