Past Courses

COMM 407 Broadcast News Production

David Grannis

Students made several Public Service Announcement (PSA) spots for local non-profit organizations. This course was offered in Spring 2015.

View the spots:

Students filming
Communication students filming PSAs for non-profits

CRIM 335 Criminology

Helen Ahn Lim, Ph.D.

Providing an introduction to major classical and contemporary perspectives on the causes of crime. CRIM 335 considered theory along side a social responsibility and social problems viewpoints, which help conceptualize how criminological theory forms and shapes decisions on social control. Students had several service-learning opportunities, including serving as shelter feeding volunteers for the Men's Drug Recovery Program at Ventura County Rescue Mission. This course was offered in Spring 2012.

Student Volunteers at VCRM
Criminology students at VC Rescue Mission

PSYC 430 Applied Psychology Practicum

Julie Kuehnel Ph.D.

Students volunteered in support of the Ventura County Autism Society's 1st annual Aut2Run Fundraiser. This course was offered in Spring 2012.

Aut2Run Volunteers
Psychology students at the Aut2Run fundraiser


For further examples of past service-learning courses, please see the example syllabiIf you have taught or participated in a service-learning course at Cal Lutheran, we would love to hear from you and learn about your course or experience. Please contact us at