Religions of the World

Judith Gruber
College of Humanities + Natural Sciences

Service learning is optional for this course. 

Time commitment: 15 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Among other things, students in this class will learn how religions conceptualize and enact different approaches to service, charity or help. By volunteering in service organizations which are situated within or supported by faith communities, congregations, or houses of worship, students will explore the limits and the possibilities of the various frames that religious traditions put around this activity. They will use their service experiences to reflect on and compare religious ideas about how one should treat one's fellow humans.

Preapproved service learning placements:

Anna's Arts for Kids
APEX Youth Center
Bishop Perry Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Cafe con Ingles
Catholic Charities: English as a Second Language
Catholic Charities: Head Start
Catholic Charities: PACE Center
Good Shepherd School
Hagar's House
Harry Tompson Center
Luke's House Clinic
St. Stephen Catholic School

How to get started

  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.