Vaughn-Beaven Service Learning Honors Program
How is the curriculum different?
Students take specially designed courses that will prepare them to assess needs in a community, learn how to meet those needs, and understand and evaluate challenges and success during and after their experience. Through the generous support of many college partners and donors, Kettering College provides many off campus and extracurricular opportunities — locally and internationally — for students to meet the health care service needs of many differing communities.
Examples of these classes include:
SLHP 301 - International Health (2 hours)
An introduction to the global health care system emphasizing developing countries. Health and illness issues will be discussed in relation to the world community. Application of the topics discussed will be pursued in a service-learning experience outside the United States. Students will be expected to travel outside the United States. This course includes 40 service-learning hours. Students not enrolled in the Service Learning Honors Program may take the course with permission of the instructor(s) and advisor.
SLHP 331 - Health Care Needs of Underserved Populations (2 hours)
An introduction to the health care needs of underserved populations in the United States. Topics related to health and illness problems of diverse groups in the United States will be discussed, including but not limited to homeless groups, migrant workers, urban poor, and those living in rural settings. Application of the topics discussed will be used in a service-learning experience in a local community. This course includes 40 service-learning hours. Students not enrolled in the Service Learning Honors Program may take the course with permission from the instructor(s) and advisor.
RELP 340 - Christian Social Ethics (3 hours)
This course will explore selected social ethical subjects by means of reflecting on service experiences students bring to the class as well as additional service performed during the course itself. The subjects selected for investigation will be determined in conversation between the instructor and the students. Examples of ethical subjects that may be addressed are allocation of health care, poverty and public policy, financing public education, family patterns, criminal justice, war, and economic exchange. This course will include 10 service learning hours. Prerequisites: SLHP 301 International Health or SLHP 331 Health Care Needs of Underserved Populations