Community Involvement provides participants with the opportunity to earn academic credit for a variety of service projects, as approved by the sociology department chairperson. This program enables participants to enrich their classroom experiences through fieldwork in schools, hospitals, social work agencies, nursing homes, government organizations, businesses, and the like, while concurrently providing outreach and interaction between the college and the community. More broadly, Community Involvement is designed to expose students to real-life sociology, so that they can better understand the world around them and be able to assess the social world more critically.
This 3-credit class is graded on a pass/fail basis. Community fieldwork and appointments with the instructor replace class meetings. Sixty (60) hours required in the field.
Please note: This course is open to all students, with the permission of the instructor/department chairperson and a maximum of six (6) credits may be earned with no more than three (3) credits in any given semester.
Finding Community Involvement Sites
Look at the websites of local nonprofit organizations. There may be a menu with a link to volunteer opportunities. Contact the appropriate staff member at the site for more information.
Below is a partial list of websites that might offer volunteer opportunities: