Early Shakespeare

ENGL-A324-001
Hilary Eklund
College of Humanities + Natural Sciences

A service learning placement is optional in this course.
Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Through service learning, students in this course will deepen their understanding of Shakespeare’s treatment of complex social issues by taking a closer look at contemporary social problems and the people they affect. They will connect their experiences in the classroom, in their placements, and in their daily lives; they will better understand the contemporary relevance of Shakespearean themes; and they will use the critical skills they develop in class to fashion a more sophisticated framework for thinking about pressing social problems and their solutions.

Preapproved service learning placements:

APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Bridge House
Hagar's House
Harry Tompson Center
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Latino Farmers Cooperative (formerly Oportunidades Nola)
Luke's House Clinic
Project Lazarus
Uptown Shepherd's Center

What about other agencies?

How to get started

Tips for successfully completing your placement

  1. Watch the video Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement and then take the online quiz.
  2. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  3. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be given to your professor and incorporated into your class grade. See a sample evaluation>>