Social Problems

Angel Parham
College of Social Sciences

Service learning is required for this course. 

Time commitment: 15 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: This course is intended to provide all of us with the tools to critically reflect on and study social problems. Our work in class provides concepts and theories for analysis while our time at service learning sites will provide experiences that help us to evaluate or test these different concepts and theories.

Preapproved service learning placements:

Anna's Arts for Kids (weekday tutoring)
APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Elevate New Orleans (tutoring only)
Good Shepherd School
Lafayette Academy Reading Room
NET Charter High School
New Orleans College Preparatory Academies
Orleans Public Defenders
St. Stephen Catholic School
STAIR: Start the Adventure in Reading
Wilson Charter 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.