Community Service Courses

Community Service 1 and 101

Fresno State students can enroll in two different courses that provide them with an in-depth community service-learning experience and provide academic credit in exchange for volunteer service.  Students enrolled in theses courses can select where they wish to complete their service from hundreds of community based organizations and can tailor the experience to fit their schedule and interests.  The two courses available to students are Community Service 1: Community Service-Learning and Community Service 101: Community Service Internships.  These courses are open to all students regardless of major or year in school.

Which Course is Right for You?

To help you decide which class is right for you, review the side-by-side course comparison below.  Note that it does not matter which course you take first; choose the course that best fits your needs. 

Course Comparison Table
Community Service 1 Community Service 101
Class Meetings
One class meeting (60 – 75 minutes) per week
Class Meetings
Two 60 minute workshops: one at the beginning of the semester and one at the end of the semester
Required Service Hours
Class + 15 service hours = 1 unit

Class + 30 service hours = 2 units

Class + 60 service hours = 3 units
Required Service Hours
45 service hours = 1 unit

90 service hours = 2 units

135 service hours = 3 units
Course Assignments
In-class participation, some short reading and writing assignments, and a final paper/project (approximately 5 pages) due at the end of the semester.
Course Assignments
1 unit = 3 page paper

2 units = 4 page paper

3 units = 5 page paper (all due at the end of the semester)
Grading
Credit/Non Credit only.
Grading
Credit/Non Credit only.
Ability to re-enroll/repeat the course
None
Ability to re-enroll/repeat the course
Can earn up to 6 units that will apply towards graduation requirements, but an unlimited number of Com S 101 units can appear on your transcripts.