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Participating Courses

Participating faculty will identify a particular assignment that already exists (or possibly design a new assignment) that allows for a learning through service (L-S) optional assignment. Students who choose to do an Agape assignment in a particular course will notify the professor and substitute an L-S option for the normal required assignment.

This is a growing list of courses, so other options may become available. Typically, the professor offers an Agape assignment as an option, but occasionally it is *required.

Be sure to check the course schedule each semester to confirm availability.

Course Professor
AS102 Calenberg
AS106 Burns
BC101 Barnes
BC102 Barnes
BC430 Thacker
BC547 *Waters
BE102 Allen
BE106 Allen, Waters
BE107 Waters
BE109 Waters
BE412 Waters
BE547 *Waters
EML101 Edwards, McLaughlin, Neumann, Shyu
EML305 *all sections
EML320 *all sections
EML412 Lawrence
NT105 all sections
NT320 Bock
ST102 Burns
ST103 all sections
ST106 Burns
ST305 Burns
ST310 Burns
ST405 Burns
ST410 Burns
ST520 Burns
WM all courses, all sections

Agape Project Reflection Paper

After a minimum of 15 hours of service, the student will write a reflection paper.

This assignment gives you an opportunity to reflect on your experience ministering with our marginalized neighbors.  You will be asked to explore what you learned about yourself, how the experience transformed your understanding of others and their needs, and how you draw together what you learned in the classroom with what you learned from the ones you served.

Thank you for your care for our neighbors and for your openness to let God transform you through this assignment.

Write a five-page paper answering the following questions:

  • Briefly describe how the person or persons with whom you ministered are “marginalized.”  You must work with someone who fits this description.

  • Summarize what church ministry or agency you worked with, what you did, and when you did it: what level of interactions you had and how many, and how frequently, and at what length.

  • How did you demonstrate compassion toward others while serving?  (Include reflection on your thinking, feelings, and your actions.)

  • In what ways did you find yourself inhibited from responding with compassion while serving?  (Include reflection on your thinking, feelings, and your actions.) 

  • How did your service affect your awareness of the need to respond to others with compassion?

  • How did you apply classroom instructon during your service?  How did your serving experience deepen or enhance your understanding of classroom instruction?