Exploring Urban Environments

Dr. Eric Hardy
College of Arts & Sciences

Service learning is required for this course.

Time commitment: 15 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Students will learn to identify and understand the key issues and policy debates in the areas of urban political and social reform, economic growth, and sustainable development by exposure to relevant scholarship and experiential (service) learning opportunities.

Students should choose from one of the following preapproved agencies:

Anna's Place NOLA
rescent City Farmers Market

Edible Schoolyard NOLA
Hagar's House gardens
Harry Tompson Center
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Longue Vue House and Gardens
Project Lazarus (garden only)
Sprout NOLA


  1. Watch the video "Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement."
  2. Take this quiz to make sure you know everything you need to know about the placement process.
  3. Get your placement on time.  Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  4. 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.
  5. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be go to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.