Community Service Learning

Community Service Learning (CSL) is the combination of academic study with community service so that each is enhanced by the other. Through a process of structured reflection, the service experience is integrated with the lessons of the classroom to enrich learning outcomes. Students enrolled in a course offering a community service learning opportunity balance their time between classroom instruction, service in the community, and reflection upon their service experience. Community service learning enhances academic learning by allowing students to make connections between their classroom education and its application to the field. CSL experiences help students to clarify their career goals and acquire work-related skills, develop a heightened sense of civic responsibility and awareness of moral and ethical issues, and provide them with a wide variety of work options with a goal of being value-added for the community they serve. 

Opportunities to participate in CSL exist throughout the University curriculum. To assist students in identifying courses that may provide such unique experiences, certain courses in this Bulletin will be designated with “CSL may be available.” To determine if the community service learning experience is associated with the course in any given semester, interested students must contact the instructor or the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Additionally, the Class Schedule for each semester will indicate, by footnote, which section includes the CSL component.

The Community Service Learning program, a flagship of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), is the campus unit responsible for coordinating community service learning activities. For more information, please visit us in HSS 206, at icce.sfsu.edu, or call (415) 338-6419

The following courses may have CSL available:

A U 280Community Service Learning Option1-3
AA S 323Chinese American Identities (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
AA S 512Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature (UD-C, AERM, SJ)3
AA S 541South Asian Diaspora (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
AA S 595Asian American Communities and Public Policy (UD-D, AERM, SJ)3
AA S 681Asian American Community Changes and Development (AERM, SJ)3
AA S 688Asian American Community Service Internship3
AA S 697Proseminar in Asian American Studies3
ADM 569Visual Merchandising and Promotion3
AFRS 376Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens (USG, CSLG, USH, AERM, SJ)3
AFRS 694Community Service Learning1-3
AIS 205American Indians and U.S. Laws (D3, AERM, SJ)3
AIS 460Power and Politics in American Indian History (UD-D, USH, AERM, SJ)3
AIS 694Community Service Learning1-3
ANTH 595Anthropological Filmmaking I6
ANTH 596Anthropological Filmmaking II4
ANTH 699Independent Study1-3
BECA 360Virtual Reality: 360 Video Production3
BECA 415Advanced Television Production Workshop3
BECA 580Media in Community Service3
BECA 647Advanced Video Production3
BIOL 644LEADerS Service Learning Course: Learners Engaged in Advocating for Diversity in Science4
BIOL 654Peer Assistants for Learning Science (PALS)4
BUS 460Microfinance: Financial Inclusion for the Poor3
BUS 699Independent Study1-3
BUS 788Management Principles and Organizational Behavior3
BUS 899Independent Study1-3
C J 435Race, Crime, and Justice (UD-D, SJ)3
C J 470Juvenile Justice4
C J 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice (UD-D, SJ)3
C J 501Criminal Law3
C J 550School Violence and Discipline3
C J 680Field Course in Criminal Justice4
C J 699Independent Study1-4
C W 675Community Projects in Literature3
C W 875Community Projects in Literature3
CAD 230Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Programs3
CAD 330Curriculum and Development in Early Childhood3
CAD 400Community Youth Development3
CAD 430Experiential and Activity Based Learning Seminar2
CAD 431Experiential and Activity Based Learning Practice2
CAD 650Child Advocacy3
CINE 635Anthropological Filmmaking I6
CINE 636Anthropological Filmmaking II4
COMM 557Performance and Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Educators (SJ)3
COUN 280Empowering Poor Families to Graduate Out of Poverty3
COUN 325Selected Problems In Counseling3
COUN 605Peer Counseling Skills Seminar3
COUN 606Introduction to Peer Counseling Skills3
COUN 607Advanced Peer Counseling Seminar3
COUN 608Advanced Peer Education Internship3
COUN 699Independent Study1-3
COUN 705Counseling Practicum3
COUN 706Counseling Skills and Process3
COUN 736Advanced Counseling Process3
COUN 850Second Specialization Internship1-3
COUN 891Case Studies and Internship Seminar3
COUN 892Culminating Experience for Counselors3
DANC 300GWDance Organizational Strategies and Field Topics - GWAR3
DANC 340Creative Process in Dance for Children3
DANC 399University Dance Theatre2
DANC 461Advanced Choreography and Production3
DANC 699Independent Study1-3
DES 324GWResearch and Writing for Design - GWAR3
DES 330Industrial Design Outreach (iDo)3
DES 505Senior Design Project3
DES 575Workshop3
DES 576Practical Experience: Internship3
DES 627Advanced Projects in Visual Communication Design3
DES 852Directed Experience in Design3
DES 899Independent Study3
E ED 645Directed Experiences with Children1-3
E ED 701Social, Cultural, and Historical Foundations of Education3
ECON 640Health Economics Analysis and Research (GP, SJ)3
ECON 840Health Economics Analysis and Research3
ENG 214Second Year Written Composition: English3
ENG 417Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolescent (SJ)3
ENG 419Advanced Composition for Teachers3
ENG 425Language in Context3
ENG 426Second Language Acquisition3
ENG 490Grant Writing (SJ)3
ENG 618Individual and Team Writing (SJ)3
ENG 826Second Language Acquisition3
ENVS 460Energy, Justice, and Sustainability3
ENVS 640Recreational Use of National Parks and Protected Areas3
ENVS 680Environmental Studies Internship1-3
ERTH 642Watershed Assessment and Restoration4
ETHS 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (D1, AERM, GP, SJ)3
ETHS 697Field Research or Internship in Ethnic Studies1-3
FCS 769Visual Merchandising and Promotion3
FCS 863Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship3
FR 450Translating Themes: English/French (GP)3
GEOG 642Watershed Assessment and Restoration4
GEOG 688Geographic Internship2-6
H ED 280Empowering Poor Families to Graduate Out of Poverty3
H ED 455Community Organizing and Community Building for Health (UD-C, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
H ED 671Practice of Peer Health Education3
H ED 821Public Health Profession Practice3
H ED 822Advanced Public Health Profession Practice3
HIST 405Maritime History (UD-C, ES, GP, SJ)3
HIST 680Archives or Historical Agency Internship1-5
HIST 681Community Service Learning in the Schools3
IBUS 699Independent Study1-3
IBUS 899Independent Study1-3
ISED 201Introduction to the University3
ISED 699Independent Study1-3
ISED 739Education and Community Development: Equity and Diversity3
JOUR 536Latina/o Journalism3
JS 350Jewish Social Responsibility (UD-C, SJ)3
JS 600Internship3
JS 800Internship3
KIN 620Advanced Practicum in Kinesiology2
KIN 696Kinesiology Community-Based Internship3
KIN 699Independent Study1-3
LS 300GWPerspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR3
LS 403Performance and Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Educators (SJ)3
LS 460Childhood, Nature, and Society3
LS 681Community Service Learning in the Schools3
LTNS 205Cyber LTNS: Culture and Community Online3
LTNS 210Latina/Latino Health Care Perspectives (B2, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
LTNS 215Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
LTNS 222Latina/o Art History (AERM, GP)3
LTNS 225Survey of Latina/o Visual Images (C1, AERM, SJ)3
LTNS 265Topics in Latina/o History (D1, AERM, SJ)3
LTNS 276Latina/o, U.S. Government, and Constitutional Ideals (D3, AERM)3
LTNS 315Latina/os in California (UD-C, AERM, SJ)3
LTNS 410Seminar on Gender and Latinas/os3
LTNS 415Economic Progress of Latinos in the U.S.3
LTNS 425Popular and Traditional Music of the Latina/o Diaspora (UD-C, AERM, GP)3
LTNS 430Race, Crime, and Justice (UD-D, SJ)3
LTNS 435Oral History Methods: Theory and Practice3
LTNS 470Latina/o Immigration to the U.S. (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
LTNS 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice (UD-D, SJ)3
LTNS 536Latina/o Journalism3
LTNS 580Educational Equity (UD-D, AERM, SJ)3
LTNS 660Latina/o Politics (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
LTNS 670Mexican Politics and Society (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
LTNS 680Latina/o Community Organizing3
LTNS 690Community Fieldwork in Latina/o Studies3
LTNS 692Cuba: Health, Education, and Culture3
LTNS 693Cuba: Community Service Learning3
LTNS 694Community Service Learning1-3
M S 710Museum Education and Public Outreach1-3
M S 899Independent Study2-3
MATH 314Math Circle Seminar3
MGMT 437Entrepreneurial Internship3
MGMT 567Internship in Management3
MGMT 699Independent Study1-3
MGMT 863Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 899Independent Study1-3
MKTG 440Advertising Creativity and Production3
MKTG 699Independent Study1-3
MKTG 899Independent Study1-3
NURS 721Program Planning and Financial Management in Nursing Practice3
P A 727Program and Service Delivery3
P A 745Perspectives on Nonprofit Management3
P A 746Application of Organizational Learning in Nonprofits3
P A 803Public Affairs Internship3
PHIL 383Ethics in Medicine (UD-C, SJ)3
PLSI 408Mexican Politics and Society (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
PLSI 462Applied Public Opinion Research4
PLSI 463The Politics of Immigration in the United States (AERM, SJ)4
PLSI 473California Politics and Government (CSLG, SJ)4
PLSI 475San Francisco Political Issues4
PLSI 512GWUrban Politics and Community Power - GWAR4
PLSI 560Urban Poverty and Policy (UD-D, SJ)4
PLSI 603Public Service Internships3
PLSI 604Internship Seminar1
PSY 200General Psychology (D1)3
PSY 525Community Psychology3
PSY 558Field Services Seminar2
PSY 559Psychological Field Service1-3
PSY 699Independent Study in Psychology1-4
PT 899Independent Study1-3
RPT 165Nature Sampler Field Study and Service1
RPT 350Facilitating Wellness Through Leisure3
RPT 410Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation (SJ)3
RPT 470Travel with Purpose3
RPT 570Developing and Managing Resources in Nonprofit Agencies3
RPT 640Recreational Use of National Parks and Protected Areas3
RPT 690Internship in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism12
RPT 699Independent Study1-3
RRS 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (D1, AERM, GP, SJ)3
RRS 240All Power to the People: Comparative Freedom Movements of the "Sixties" (D2, AERM, SJ, USH)3
RRS 410Grassroots Organizing for Change in Communities of Color (UD-D, AERM, SJ)3
RRS 420Arab American Identity: Memory and Resistance (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
RRS 571Women, Class, and Race (UD-C, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
RRS 580Educational Equity (UD-D, AERM, SJ)3
RRS 630Palestine: Ethnic Studies Perspective (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
RRS 657South Asian Diaspora (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)3
RRS 694Community Service Learning: Praxis in Race and Resistance Studies1-3
S ED 640Supervised Observation and Participation in Public Schools3
S ED 751Classroom Environment and Management3
S ED 790Second Language Development3
S W 450Introduction to Research in Social Work3
SLHS 663Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLHS 701Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences3
SOC 410Grassroots Organizing for Change in Communities of Color (UD-D, AERM, SJ)3
SOC 452Juvenile Justice4
SOC 501Internship: Applied Sociology2
SOC 502Internship Seminar: Applied Sociology1
SOC 580Educational Equity (UD-D, AERM, SJ)3
SPED 330Introduction to Disability (UD-D, SJ)3
SXS 794Community Service Learning in Sexuality Studies3
USP 485San Francisco Political Issues4
USP 560Urban Poverty and Policy (UD-D, SJ)4
USP 603Public Service Internships3
USP 604Internship Seminar1
USP 680Senior Seminar4
WGS 571Gender, Poverty, and Globalization3
WGS 602Feminist Cultural Activism3
WGS 771Gender, Poverty, and Globalization3
WGS 798Feminist Internship: Gender and the Nonprofit Industrial Complex1-4
WGS 802Feminist Cultural Activism3