Experiential Learning

Experiential LearningEducation takes place outside the classroom as well as during course modules. With the Experiential Learning Requirement, Honors students can take their passion and commitment to the wider global, national and local community. A range of courses can be used to fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement, tailored to each students' major and interests. Some programs that apply are service learning courses, internships, upper-level research, clinicals, student teaching, and performance courses. Off-campus programs, such as study abroad or the Washington Internhip, can also be applied to the Experiential Learning component. 

The Experiential Learning requirement helps students integrate their Honors commitment to service with their major and minor requirements. The courses listed below can be used to fulfill the requirement. Courses with the Service Learning attribute are automatically counted towards the Honors Experiential Learning requirement, as are the Student Teaching Semester, Study Abroad, and the Washington Internship. Other credit-bearing internships, advanced fieldwork, performance, and advanced research courses, as listed below, can also be applied to the Experiential Learning requirement. A graduate course may be substituted with the permission of the Honors Director.

Students may consult their preceptor and the Honors Director for assistance in choosing Experiential Learning courses best suited to their academic goals and interests.

List of Experiential Learning Courses

ACCT 4950 - ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP


ANTH 4685 - SENIOR SEMINAR


ARTV 4580 - SENIOR PROJECT IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION I

ARTV 4781 - SENIOR PROJECT IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION II

ARTV 4832 - SENIOR PORTFOLIO IN VIBA

ARTV 4920 - SENIOR PROJECT IN PHOTOGRAPHY I

ARTV 4921 - SENIOR PROJECT IN PHOTOGRAPHY II

ARTV 4925 - VISUAL COMM INTERNSHIP

ARTV 4950 - SENIOR PROJECT IN ART HISTORY I

ARTV 4951 - SENIOR PROJECT IN ART HISTORY II

ARTV 4960 - SENIOR PROJECT IN PAINTING I

ARTV 4961 - SENIOR PROJECT IN PAINTING II


BIOL 3600 - PREPARATION FOR RESEARCH

BIOL 4150 - ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

BIOL 4211 - MOLECULAR EVOLUTION

BIOL 4230 - NEUROSCIENCE

BIOL 4231 - NEUROSCIENCE LAB

BIOL 4600 - BIOLOGY SEMINAR

BIOL 4601 - PHARMACY SEMINAR

BIOL 4602 - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR


CHEM 2510 - INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

CHEM 3350 - BIOCHEMISTRY LAB METHODS

CHEM 3520  - ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHEM 3530 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

CHEM 3550 - ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY

CHEM 4800 - ADVANCED RESEARCH

CHEM 4810 - SENIOR THESIS


COMM 4601 - COMMUNICATION SENIOR SEMINAR

COMM 4901 - COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP

COMM 4902 - WLFR INTERNSHIP

COMM 4903 - SSTV INTERNSHIP

COMM 4905 - PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP


CSIS 4800 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

CSIS 4900 - COMPUTER SCIENCE INTERNSHIP


DANC 2910 - DANCE PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

DANC 3101 - MODERN DANCE III

DANC 3201 - DANCE COMPOSITION II

DANC 3203 - DANCE IMPROVISATION II

DANC 3501 - BALLET III

DANC 3915 - DANCE INTERNSHIP I

DANC 4101 - MODERN DANCE IV

DANC 4201 - ADVANCED DANCE COMPOSITION

DANC 4400 - BALLET IV

DANC 4401 - BALLET IV

DANC 4910 - DANCE INTERNSHIP - PAC

DANC 4915 - DANCE INTERNSHIP II


ECON 4695 - SENIOR SEMINAR


EDUC 4600 - INTERMEDIATE FIELDWORK:ELEM

EDUC 4600 - INTERMEDIATE FIELDWORK: SEC

EDUC 4990 - STUDENT TEACHING

EDUC 4991 - STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR


ENVL 3431 - FIELD SOIL MORPHOLOGY

ENVL 4300 - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES LAB

FINA 4950 - FINANCE INTERNSHIP


GAH 1216 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATRE WORKSHOP

GAH 2202 - STOCKTON PEP BAN

GAH 3611 - CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP


GEN 3952 - WRITING TUTOR PRACTICUM


GEOL 3221 - FIELD GEOLOGY

GEOL 3305 - COASTAL PROCESSES: BEACHES


GERO 3900 - GERONTOLOGY INTERNSHIP


GIS 3730 - LACS CAPSTONE SEMINAR

GIS 4619 - WRITING SENIOR SEMINAR

GIS 4662 - DIGITAL STORYTELLING: THEORY AND PRACTICE


GSS 3946 - HOLOCAUST CENTER INTERNSHIP


HIST 3918 - EDITING INTERNSHIP

HIST 3922 - DIGITAL HUMANITIES INTERNSHIP

HIST 3923 - DIGITAL HUMANITIES INTERNSHIP II

HIST 4691 - THESIS SEMINAR


HLTH 32001 - RESEARCH FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES


HTMS 3901 - PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

HTMS 4110 - HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM RESEARCH METHODS

HTMS 4960 - HTMS COOPERATIVE EDUC SEMESTER

HTMS 4970 - HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STUDIES INTERNSHIP

LANG 3924 - TEXT CENTER INTERNSHIP I

LANG 3925 - TEXT CENTER INTERNSHIP II


LITT 3270 - CRAFT AND THEORY WORKSHOP

LITT 3635 - ADVANCED POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

LITT 3636 - ADVANCED FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

LITT 3637 - FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

LITT 3918 - EDITING INTERNSHIP

LITT 3922 - DIGITAL HUMANITIES INTERNSHIP

LITT 3923 - DIGITAL HUMANITIES INTERNSHIP II

LITT 3924 - TEXT CENTER INTERNSHIP I

LITT 3925 - TEXT CENTER INTERNSHIP II

LITT 4354 - APPROACHING THE POEM

LITT 4610 - SENIOR SEMINAR


MARS 3371 - OCEANOGRAPHY II 

MARS 3381 - MARINE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

MARS 3382 - ANALYSIS OF SEAWATER AND SEDIMENTS

MARS 3416 - TROPICAL MARINE BIOLOGY

MARS 3510 - PREP FOR MARINE FIELD RESEARCH

MARS 4900 - MARINE SCIENCE INTERNSHIP

MARS 4900 - AC AQUARIUM INTERNSHIP


MGMT 4610 - SENIOR SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT

MGMT 4950 - MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP


MKTG 4950 - MARKETING INTERNSHIP


MUSC 1143 - VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

MUSC 1144 - STOCKTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

MUSC 1146 - STOCKTON SMALL CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE

MUSC 1147 - STOCKTON LARGE CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE

MUSC 1641 - BEGINNING VOICE

MUSC 1760 - STOCKTON ORATORIO SOCIETY

MUSC 1920 - PRIVATE APPLIED MUSIC: CLASSICAL

MUSC 1920 - PRIVATE APPLIED MUSIC: VOCAL

MUSC 2241 - MUSIC HISTORY I

MUSC 2941 - MUSIC PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

MUSC 3251 -  STOCKTON CHORALE


NURS 2901 - NURSING ASSESSMENT I

NURS 3901 - CARE OF THE ADULT

NURS 4901 - NURSING PRACTICUM

NURS 4910 - CARE OF THE ADULT II

NURS 4935 - COMMUNITY CLINICAL

NURS 4937 - SENIOR PROJECT

PHIL 4600 - SENIOR SEMINAR


PHYS 4620 - RESEARCH METHODS


POLS 3900 - POLITICAL SCIENCE LOCAL INTERNSHIP

POLS 4695 - SENIOR SEMINAR

POLS 4695 - SENIOR SEMINAR: SUPREME COURT


PSYC 3300 - NEURONS AND NETWORKS

PSYC 3335 - STEM EDUCATION: NEUROSCIENCE

PSYC 3754 - RESEARCH ON AGING

PSYC 3900 - FIELD PLACEMENT IN PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 3904 - FIELD PLACEMENT IN CHILDHOOD STUDIES

PSYC 4800 - TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY


PUBH 2901 - PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICUM

PUBH 4950 - PUBLIC HEALTH INTERNSHIP

SOCY 4685 - SENIOR SEMINAR


SOWK 3905 - PRACTICUM FIELDWORK

SOWK 4901 - FIELDWORK I

SOWK 4902 - FIELDWORK II


SUST 3701 - INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT

SUST 4600 - SENIOR SYNTHESIS

SUST 4900 - INTERNSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY


THTR 2980 - THEATER PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

Honors Service Requirement

Honors students strive to make the world a better place in all sorts of ways. They tutor in math, writing skills, and financial literacy. They support blood drives and organize basketball clinics for young people with disabilities. They join with other civic-minded students in on-campus organizations as well as in their own communities.

What, exactly, is the Honors Service Requirement? 

The Honors Service Requirement consists of:

  • 2 volunteer activities
  • 2 dialogue or reflection sessions
  • 2 additional Honors events

Who participates?

NEW STUDENTS must complete the Honors Service Requirement in their first semester in the Honors Program.

CONTINUING STUDENTS must complete the Honors Service Requirement for at least one semester within an academic year.

Students who have spent a certain number of semesters in the Honors Program are exempt from the Honors Service Requirement. Students entering as freshmen are exempt after 8 semesters; students entering as sophomores are exempt after 6 semesters; students entering as juniors are exempt after 4 semesters.


Useful Community Service Contacts:

E-Board Student Directors of Service, Samantha Fraser (frasers3@go.stockton.edu) & Stefanie Jeffreys (jeffrey1@go.stockton.edu

Office of Service Learning, F-009

Circle K ClubContact Brian Pluchino, 609-652-4961

Center for Community Engagement, F-211

CARE Mentor program, Contact Tomas Itaas, F-110 

Community Service, Office of Student Development

Many Stockton clubs lead and participate in service projects. For a full listing of Stockton clubs and activities, click here


Experiential Learning, as defined by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC):

  • Curricula typically emphasize exploration and/or discovery rather than acquisition of specific knowledge sets; a focus on hands-on, usually supervised, practical engagement with usable outcomes can also occur.
  • Programs focus on student-driven learning projects facilitated by faculty who provide no necessary, single conclusion to be drawn by all or many students. Programs often include international experience and active learning.
  • The process often involves continuous reflective writing and oral presentation as the students articulate their discoveries and document their personal growth; this process may apply to all other modes described here.

Service Learning and Leadership, as defined by the NCHC:

  • The major emphasis is community engagement: often a single project or a series of collaborative projects that address real-world problems and through which students acquire practical experience and skills that lead to engaged citizenship. Some opportunities are offered for credit, some not.
  • Curricula are frequently decentralized or selected from a menu of departmental honors courses. Students may also earn credit for philanthropic or humanitarian service off campus.  

Read more about Honors Modes of Education.