Social/Political Inequality

SOCI-J305-001; SOCI-X305-001
Angel Parham
College of Social Sciences

Service learning is optional for this course, but strongly recommended by the professor.

Time commitment: 15 hours

Service learning goal: Students will come to a better understanding of the impact of socio-economic inequality on young people and the factors that reproduce this inequality from one generation to the next (eg. unequal educational opportunities) by tutoring and spending time with students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Students in this course may complete a service learning placement with one of the following agencies:

Anna's Arts for Kids (weekday tutoring shifts ONLY)
APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Elevate (tutoring ONLY)
Good Shepherd School
Kedila Family Learning Services
Lafayette Academy Reading Room
NET Charter High School
St. Stephen Catholic School
STAIR: Start the Adventure in Reading
Wilson Charter School


  1. Watch this video on how to get a service learning placement.
  2. Once you have finalized your service learning placement, document all your hours using a service learning timesheet.  Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester.  Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for timesheet deadlines.
  3. Finish all your service learning hours by the last day of classes.
  4. Know that your performance will be evaluated by your agency.  This performance evaluation will be given to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.
  5. Receive a service learning transcript notation.  Put it on your resume too!