Community and Civic Engagement

Community Service Learning


Spring 2011 Community Service Learning Courses

ICCE's Community Service Learning (CSL) Program focuses on experiential learning by arranging for students to interact with diverse and often underserved people in a variety of workplace environments, reflect on their community involvement, and connect and integrate their experiences in the community with their classroom learning and their own lives. CSL can be required or can be attached as additional credit in G.E. courses from all disciplines at De Anza College. Training is available for faculty interested in offering service learning as part of their courses.

Download the Benefits of Community Service Learning information sheet.


Courses Providing Community Service Learning Opportunities

Business/Computer Systems, Creative Arts, Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences, Intercultural/International Studies, Language Arts, Physical Science, Math and Engineering and Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions offer courses with service-learning options. Instructors will inform their classes at the beginning of the quarter and provide specific guidelines.

See our CSL Spring 2011 course list or the De Anza class schedule for CSL offerings. To see a full listing, select Community Service Learning under course type after you click on the current schedule.

Benefits for Students

Successful CSL students can qualify for paid student leadership positions and internships. For more information, contact the ICCE office.

Other benefits include:

  • Applying your knowledge, skills, and attitudes to help build a stronger community, locally, nationally, and globally
  • Identifying and building partnerships with community organizations
  • Deepening understanding and appreciation of course content and the discipline
  • Exploring career opportunities and enhancing your resume
  • Developing writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Learning about and applying cross-cultural and intergenerational communication skills
  • Gaining knowledge of policy and developing advocacy skills


Institute of Community and Civic Engagement

Building: East Cottage Contact: Cynthia Kaufman
Phone: 408.864.8739

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Last Updated: 3/29/11