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.
|EML101||Edwards, McLaughlin, Neumann, Shyu|
|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?