Service Learning Course Inventory

School of Agriculture

Department of Agricultural Economics

AGEC 427 Agribusiness Marketing Workshop                                     cr. 2

Course Instructor: Joseph N. Uhl

Prerequisite: AGEC 426 or equivalent

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall, 2000             Number of students enrolled in the course: 20-25

Course Description:

Research, development, and presentation of a strategic agribusiness marketing plan.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students work in teams of 4-6 with selected Indiana businesses to research and develop marketing plans. These plans are designed to assist Indiana businesses monitor their economic environment, better understand customers’ needs and wants, improve competitive advantage, and increase their value-added activities. Over the years, the teams have worked with individuals, business organizations, producer associations, and government agencies. The efforts have resulted in improved products, better marketing practices, economic development, and enhanced student career skills.

Organizations (varies every year):

Indiana Ostrich Assn. 

Indiana Pork Producers

Indiana Soybean Board

Milk Marketing, Inc.

 

AGR 499A Urban Service Learning

Course Instructor: John Pomery

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Every semester

Number of students enrolled in the course:      

Number of students performing Service: ?

Course Description:

Students increase their awareness of people in different socio-economic groups. They are brought to reflect on what they observe and what they do to help.

How Service is integrated into this course:  

Students get out of the classroom and into the hearts and minds of urban youth. They reflect and write about their experiences. They tutor and serve as role models for Indianapolis youngsters. They establish life-long friendships.

 

Department of Entomology

ENTM 105 Insects: Friend & Foe                                                                                     cr. 3

Course Instructor: Tom Turpin

Service is: Optional

Next taught in: Every semester

Number of students enrolled in the course: 480                     Number of students performing Service: approx. 150

Course Description:

A one-semester course for non-science students who want to know more about insects–the most numerous organisms on earth. An introduction to insects and their relationship with humankind, including interesting aspects of insect biology; insects in music, decoration, history; use of insects in teaching at the elementary school level; their use in art, photography and drawing; insects as human food.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students can volunteer to participate in Insectaganzer in Fall Break. The Insectaganzer is a lecture-laboratory session with a quiz bowl for 1000 local 4th grade students. It is presented as much like a normal college setting as possible. Classes can have 300 students and the ENTM 105 students receive credit for teaching and doing other activities in the project.  In the spring semester, students act as Bug Bowl attendants, and some of these later major in Entomology.

Organizations:

Lafayette School Corporation

Tippecanoe School Corporation

 

 

 

ENTM 512 Insect Management–Field Crops                                                                         cr. 3

Course Instructor: Tom Turpin

Prerequisite: ENTM 510 or consent of instructor

Service is: Optional

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 2001 (taught in alternate years)

Number of students enrolled in the course: 10                             Number of students performing Service: 10-20

Course Description:

Management of pest insect populations on field crops, with emphasis on insect control tools, integration of control concepts, and implementation of control strategies. The role of pest management organizations and specialists in insect management systems will be addressed. Case studies and laboratories will be devoted to application of management techniques..

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students can volunteer to interview a wide variety of people about their pest management practices. The people surveyed include customers at local supermarkets, farmers, and students from Married Student Housing with gardens; they are asked about their use and knowledge of pesticides, about pesticide residues, their use of organic food, etc. Some ENTM 512 students volunteer to teach or act as learning facilitators in the local grade schools. Both activities are discussed in class and students get additional credit for them.

Organizations:

Lafayette School Corporation Tippecanoe School Corporation

Lafayette Area

 

 

Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

 

LA 150, 151, 152 Historic Preservation & Economic Development                                             cr. 1

Course Instructor: Kent Schuette

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 2001                                         Number of students enrolled in the course: 32

Course Description:

An overview of the historic preservation movement in the United States.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Examples include: Students participated in elementary school Delphi/Camden Opera House Historic Preservation Project. Students helped elementary students draw their opera houses on gift boxes.  Students researched and wrote descriptions of Purdue structures in helping produce Purdue's first historical walking tour brochure with Wabash Valley Trust for Historical Preservation. Students may possibly work on historical property preservation in Lafayette. 

Organizations:

Hillcrest Elementary School, Delphi

 

LA 216 Landscape Architectural Design I                                                                                 cr. 3

Course Instructor: Gregory Pierceall

Prerequisite: LA 116 plus 3 credits in art and design, or consent of instructor

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 2001                              Number of students enrolled in the course: 60

Course Description:

Problem-solving methodologies and graphic techniques applicable to a wide variety of professional landscape architectural projects. Continuation of LA 116.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students prepare a site design (for an actual site: Tippecanoe Arts Federation); recently these were for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Mental Health Association of Tippecanoe County

Organizations:

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Wabash Valley, Inc. Mental Health Association in Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Arts Federation

 

LA 226 Landscape Architectural Design II                                                 cr. 4

Course Instructor: Robert Sovinski

Prerequisite: LA 216

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 2001                         Number of students enrolled in the course: 30

Course Description:

Problem-solving methodologies and graphic techniques applicable to a wide variety of professional landscape architectural projects. The course will focus on design processes and design principles.  Continuation of LA 216.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students generated ideas and prepared site designs for the Secret Garden at Duncan Hall in Lafayette.

Organizations:

Duncan Hall  and  Long Center

  

LA 227 Planting Design                                                                                       cr. 3

Course Instructor: Piersall

Prerequisite: LA 216

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall Semester, 2001                         Number of students enrolled in the course: 30

Course Description:

As a means of working in actual life projects, the course works series local design projects in the community. Tippecanoe Arts Federation, displays for seasonal events at Tippecanoe mall, local commercial and residential sites.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Site design for real life situations, clients, and problems, learning to serve while learning, uniting with organizations and people.

Organizations:

Tippecanoe Arts Federation and Tippecanoe Mall.

 

LA 316 Landscape Architectural Design III (Site Design)                                                     cr. 5

Course Instructor: Robert Sovinski

Prerequisite: LA 226 & LA 246

Corequisite: LA 346

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall Semester, 2000                                     Number of students enrolled in the course: 25

Course Description:

Problem-solving methodologies and graphic techniques applicable to a wide variety of professional landscape architectural projects. The course will focus on design theory.  Continuation of LA 226.

How Service is integrated into this course:

LA 316 focuses on larger scale site design, particularly recreation areas. Students work with park districts, city committees etc. for park or town improvement, and beautification, etc. Examples of recent projects include a variety of Indiana high schools. All students make a presentation to the town, park, or other group.

Organizations:

Crown Point, Indiana

 

LA 326 Landscape Architectural Design IV                                                                              cr. 5

Course Instructor: Kim Wilson

Prerequisite: LA 316 & 346

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 2001                                Number of students enrolled in the course: 20

Course Description:

Problem-solving methodologies and graphic techniques applicable to a wide variety of professional landscape architectural projects. Continuation of  LA 316.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students study housing and large scale developments with concepts focusing on current design and planning trends.

Organizations:

Lafayette, IN

 

 

LA 416 Landscape Architectural Design V                                                                               cr. 5

Course Instructor: Kim Wilson

Prerequisite: LA 326 & LA 356

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Fall Semester, 2000                                     Number of students enrolled in the course: 27

Course Description:

Problem-solving methodologies and graphic techniques applicable to a wide variety of professional landscape architectural projects. Continuation of LA 326.

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students prepared 13 designs for the "Festival Grounds" at Grant Park, Chicago. The solutions were exhibited at the John David Mooney Foundation in Chicago.

Organizations:

Friends of Downtown Chicago

 

LA 516 Regional Design                                                                                                                cr. 5

Course Instructor: Bernie Dahl

Prerequisite: LA 416 or consent of instructor

Service is: Required

Next taught in: Spring Semester, 1998                        Approximate number of students: 25-30

Course Description:

The application of design methodologies to community and regional scale land-use problems using physical, social, economic, and political input. Emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary interaction in problem-solving and physical design..

How Service is integrated into this course:

Students have had a number of projects along the Wabash River Corridor focusing on community enhancements. Their development and interpretive plans for the Wabash have included road signs for environmental features such as those of historical, natural and cultural interest. In the past, students prepared a detailed professional feasibility study for Tippecanoe and Carroll Counties for a proposed Wabash Heritage Trail.  Other park and greenway projects have been conducted. Students give presentations to local boards on various projects.

Organizations:

Counties of Carroll, Tippecanoe, Warren, Fountain and others.

Cities of Lafayette, West Lafayette, Delphi, Terre Haute, Attica and others.

Banks of the Wabash, Inc., TREES, Inc., (Terre Haute) and other non-profit organizations.

 

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