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Courses Scheduled - Fall 2010

The Marshall University Service Learning Program introduces a new kind of course that lets you practice citizenship through the lens of academically-based community service. “Service learning” helps students of all majors achieve a greater understanding of academic theory, as well as a greater awareness of the social problems that exist around us. These are not internships or “field work” courses. Instead, service learning courses give you an opportunity to apply your course learning to a specific community problem or need. The tangible benefits of such an experience include greater connections to the local community, deeper understanding of course material, exposure to a wide variety of people, and real-world examples of what is learned within the classroom. Through service learning you not only benefit the Huntington area, but you also benefit yourself as you consider how a student is a citizen, how a citizen is a servant, how a servant is a leader, and how you as an individual might claim such identities for yourself in community for a lifetime of learning.  

Service-learning courses are cross-listed with courses in other majors. The following “SL” courses will be offered in Fall 2009. (This list will be updated regularly, so check back soon.) 



ACC 412

Governmental Accounting

Credit Hours: 3 
Frequency: Once per year
Pre-req: None

Principles and problems of valuation, analysis, and formal presentation of accounting data.  3 credits.  This course has been designated as a service learning course and as such requires a service project of all students that is at least 15 hours in duration during the semester.

Exercise Science and Sport
ESS 435
Adapted Physical Education and Mainstreaming
Credit Hours: 3
Frequency: Every semester
Pre-req: None

Theory of remedial exercise and individualizing of physical activities to meet the needs of the physically, mentally and emotionally disturbed will be the focus of this course. This course will provide prospective physical education teachers the principles and practices of adapted physical education emphasizing the nature and needs of exceptional persons. This course will include history, recent legislation, growth and developmental factors, assessments, and individualized education plans related to adapted physical education. A service project in the community (totaling 20 hours) will provide students with experience in assisting individuals with special needs by actively engaging them in activities that will enhance their motor abilities. Students will critically think, collaborate, and cooperate with special needs individuals to ensure everyone appreciates the need for physical movement.


PSY 480/530

Psychology of Women

Credit Hours: 3 
Frequency: Once per year
Pre-req: None

This course explores contemporary theories, findings, and social issues regarding the psychology of women and gender. Emphasis is placed on understanding how gender role socialization influences women's beliefs and behaviors across the lifespan including issues of work and motherhood, mental and physical health, and violence against women. The course is guided by a feminist analysis that recognizes the intersection of gender, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. A major goal of the class is that students think critically about issues surrounding gender at the individual and societal levels (including media representations of women and public policy). Learning will take place using readings, lecture, discussion, media analysis, guest speakers, and service learning community placements.