Service-learning is another way of learning course content—not from a textbook or a lab but through community-based projects or research. The service you do in the community is not extra work or an “add-on” to the course. Rather, it is a hands-on vehicle for learning that your instructor feels is essential to the goals of your course. By integrating a service experience into the class requirement, your instructor is more able to richly expose you to course objectives, personal development skills, and civic engagement.
You can search for service learning courses by consulting the Registrar’s website each semester for courses labeled “service learning” or by looking for courses that include the letter “V” in the course section code.