Service Learning Courses Offer Real Life Experience


More and more UAB students are searching for opportunities that allow them to engage in real-life learning outside the classroom, and that desire is evident in the number of service learning courses at UAB. In the most recent academic year, the number of service learning courses jumped 9.3%, and that percentage is expected to grow even more in 2014-2015.

In the Collat School of Business, many faculty members know the value of partnering with community organizations. This fall, there are six service learning business courses being offered:

• Dollars and Sense (LCB 101)
• I Lead: Access Leadership Potential (LCB 103)
• New Product Development (ENT 424)
• Managing through Leadership (MG 425)
• Management Leadership in Sports Organizations (MG 430)
• Non-Profit Organization Management (MG 499)

Non-Profit Organization Management will provide students with firsthand experience working with a non-profit organization. Students will partner with an organization of their choice and, use their classroom learning to make a recommendation to address a problem unique to the organization. Students will also learn how to either plan a fundraiser or write a grant for the organization. MG 499 will teach students who want to work in the non-profit sector the skills they will need.

Some of these classes still have spots open, so sign up today! If you’re not a business major, you can still take a service learning class. Visit UAB’s service learning website here and check out more courses.


 Nicole Caston, AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Learning Outreach and Engagement Fellow