Organic Chemistry II Lecture

CHEM-A301-002 | Spring 2013
Jai Shanata

Service learning is optional for this course.  

All students in this course must complete a research project.  Students may choose to complete this assignment in one of two ways:

  • by reading and reviewing scientific journal articles (non-service learning option) or
  • by completing a service learning placement and researching a chemistry topic which is relevant to the agency or to the clients served by the agency (service learning option)

The service learning option carries extra credit and requires at least 15 hours of documented service at one of the following agencies:

Bridge House
Edible Schoolyard NOLA
Hope Lodge
Luke's House Clinic
Passages Hospice
Project Lazarus


  1. Research your options.  Browse the agencies listed on this page.  Find ones that connect to your interests and passions.  Also look for agencies that fit your schedule and transportation situation.  Use this scheduler to figure out your best times to do service learning.  Take into account the transportation support programs available through the Office of Service Learning.
  2. Make contact with your favorite agencies.  It pays to initiate communication early.  Remember, you are competing for limited spots at each agency.
  3. Come to the SERVE Fair to talk with agency staff and learn more about your favorites.
  4. Receive placement offers.  Accept a placement offer online by Friday, January 25, 2013 at 5 pm.  If you do not confirm a placement by Friday, January 25, you must complete the non-service learning option in this course.
  5. Complete preservice requirements.
  6. Agree on a regular schedule with your agency and start serving!
  7. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet.  Submit your first timesheet to Bobet 113 at midterm (Friday, March 8th @ 5pm).  Submit your final timesheet by the last day of classes (Wed, May 1st @ 5pm).
  8. Finish all your service learning hours by the last day of classes.
  9. Your performance will be evaluated by your agency.  This performance evaluation will be given to your professor an incorporated into your class grade.
  10. Receive a service learning transcript notation.  Put it on your resume too!