Sign Up Now for Compassion in Action: Service-Learning Seminar




LAC 459 &INT559: 3 CREDITS


 (Open to all Marylhurst Undergraduate and Graduate Students)


This 3 credit course offers students the opportunity and challenge to take their education and life skills into the larger community, transforming both in the process. 

  • Meets LAC Outcome: HCB6. 
  • Meets Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Outcomes:

           Provide an interdisciplinary perspective to issues and social problems

           Recognize and articulate complex or interrelated ideas and theories;

           Increase skills in analysis, synthesis, and problem solving.



  • Offered online with online discussion and support throughout the term; three optional face-to-face meetings (April 5, May 3 & June 7, 3:15-5:30 p.m.)
  • Determine your own schedule and complete the required 30 hours of community service at your own pace in your own communities.
  • Work within an existing organization or agency (with several choices to choose from in organizations with which Marylhurst has a working relationship), or design your own project (with instructor approval).



  • Put your values and beliefs into practice.
  • Deepen your understanding and capacity for compassion.
  • Share in community service with others.
  • Explore your visions for possible lifework.



  • Gain experience in a new field.
  • Broaden your knowledge, skills, and perspective.
  • Expand your community.


Instructor:  Susan G. Carter, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Humanities (Philosophy and Religion) from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)San Francisco,CA. 

She has formed and directed a 501[c][3] foundation, consulted with otherPacific Northwestand San Francisco Bay Area educational institutions to help promote community service, and has mentored community service practicum projects for

over a decade.  Questions:


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