The Joint Educational Project is the center for service learning at USC. JEP is an academic program that makes its placement, monitoring, and evaluation services available to professors in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as well as the professional schools. This allows faculty members to build an experiential education component into their courses without the heavy administrative burden that accompanies high quality community based work.
During any given semester, as many as fifty faculty members may be offering a "JEP Service Learning option" in their courses. Students are given partial credit for their participation in the form of a waiver of other course requirements or extra credit. Many faculty members give no additional credit but lower the number of secondary sources students are required to use in term papers, allowing students to replace such sources with structured firsthand JEP-base observations.
JEP partners with a variety of upper and lower division courses which allow or require students to engage in community work through JEP. Some courses may be offered only in the Spring or Fall semesters. Please contact the professors listed if you have any specific questions about getting class credit for participating in JEP.
If you know of a another class that would be a fit for JEP, please contact us with the course & professor.
A few weeks into the semester, we will post the list of reflective questions for each course we are working with.
JEP Center for Service Learning - Course Partners:
For a list of courses partnered with the JEP Center for Service Learning this upcoming semester, check the USC Class Schedule or come by the JEP Center for Service Learning house.
Past JEP Courses
A list of previous JEP courses is available on request.