Violent Crime and the Media

Rae Taylor
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 objectiveBy working with youth who are at high risk of exposure to violence, students in this class will learn to scrutinize portrayals of violence by the media and will be able to examine discussions of violence in America from the standpoint of those most effected by it.

Preapproved service learning placements:

APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Elevate New Orleans
Lafayette Academy Reading Room
NET Charter High School
New Orleans College Preparatory Academies
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.