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The writing department offers a number of courses that include service-learning components. Service-learning courses allow students and instructors to collaborate with local organizations to bring about positive change in our community. Community members, students, and instructors often work with Loyola's Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) to serve the needs of Baltimore and Maryland. In this way, the Writing Department supports the university's mission of social justice and helping to form "men and women for others."

Students may take writing courses listed as "service-learning" (SL) or courses listed as "service-learning optional" (SO). Courses listed as "service-learning" dedicate the entire subject matter and classwork to the service-learning project. Service-learning optional courses contain elements of service-learning, such as one or two projects where students collaborate with community members

The following writing courses are generally offered as service-learning or service-learning optional (please note that not all sections of these courses offer service-learning):

  • WR100, Effective Writing
  • WR305, Writing for the Web
  • WR320, Art of Argument
  • WR323, Writing Center Theory and Practice
  • WR327, Civic Literacy
  • WR325, Rhetoric of Professional Writing
  • WR326, Technical Writing
  • WR353, Biography and Autobiography

Course Projects and Student Work

End the Wait Now Campaign

The link below will take you to a service-learning project that sections of WR320, Art of Argument contribute to - The Arc Maryland "End the Wait Now Campaign." Students collaborate with Maryland residents who require assistance with their special needs family members. Loyola's WR320 class created the video profiles for Gabby and Ofek: "End the Wait Now Campaign."

GEDCO/CARES Career Connection

Students from professional and technical writing classes have collaborated with GEDCO/CARES Career Connection to help their clients write cover letters and résumés, as well as find and apply for jobs. A recent project included creating an instructional video to help Career Connection clients prepare for job interviews.

The Baltimore Reads Gazette

Students from WR100, Effective Writing partner with Baltimore Reads to cultivate an urban garden and write about their experiences: 

The Baltimore Reads Gazette Vol. 3.1

Loyola Writing Center Bridges Program

In celebration of raising his GPA by almost an entire point, Loyola lacrosse players Jason Crane (left) and Alek Klincewicz (right) met with local Baltimore high school student and lacrosse enthusiast Kevin Ingram (center) to talk about college and college lacrosse. Kevin participates every week in the Loyola Writing Center service-learning program, LWC/Bridges, where he is tutored by a writing center tutor.

Loyola writing center service learning students with Baltimore high school student 

Upcoming Events

Modern Masters: Edgar Kunz
Tuesday, February 20th  5 pm 
McManus Theater 

One Question
Monday, April 8th 2024 at 7pm
McGuire Hall

Writers at Work: Matt Bell
Thursday, April 11th at 6pm
Fourth Floor Program Room

Modern Masters: Susanna Sonnenberg
Thursday April 18th 6 pm 
4th Floor Programming Room 
Modern Masters Reading Series 

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