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Academic Service-Learning Courses Available at Southern Miss Gulf Coast PDF Print E-mail
Friday, December 19, 2008
Contact Charmaine Williams - 228.865.4573   

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will offer courses in academic service-learning, giving students the opportunity to master knowledge and skills learned in the classroom by applying them in a real-world situation in service to their community.

The majority of courses offered in the spring semester will focus on the African-American community on the Gulf Coast. At the end of the semester, Southern Miss will present a lecture that focuses on the wade-in which occurred at the segregated beach in Biloxi in 1959.

The following courses are offered in the spring semester:

• Software Engineering is a course that will re-build the interface for the Southern Miss Learning Web page and redesign the database supporting it.

• Students in the Geographic Field Methods course will field map historic sites within the Turkey Creek community.

• The Geographic Senior Research Seminar will give students the opportunity to build a history of the social interaction between Turkey Creek and the city of Gulfport.

• African American History since 1890 will survey the African-American experience in the U.S., with emphasis on the importance of black music and performers.

• Students in the Marketing Research course will conduct research on Bay St. Louis’ 100 Man Hall to develop a marketing plan for this historic building.

• The Seminar in Speech Communication: Propaganda and Persuasion will investigate rhetorical theories of propaganda and persuasion and follow their application into mediated texts.

• Through the Gerontological Nursing course, students in the College of Health will conduct a health fair at St. Rose de Lima Church in Bay St. Louis to promote healthy lifestyle practices and screen for health problems.

For more information, enrolled students can contact their academic advisor or e-mail David Brooking at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . For enrollment information, please contact admissions at 228.214.3444 or visit

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