Service-learning is an important part to a student’s overall college experience.
Social Responsibility and Personal Well-Being (PSY 350) is an experientially-based course that looks at the effect of service and other forms of helping behavior on one's sense of well-being. The course looks at effective ways of providing service and emphasizes the personal impact of helping by providing opportunities for class members to participate in service projects. PSY 350 includes a week-long, spring break trip to a developing country. By looking at both established service programs as well as the process of initiating a service project, participants will learn about many approaches to providing service and meeting community needs. The course is taught by Dr. Steve Kramer and has in recent years involved traveling to a Central American country such as El Salvador.