Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego Internship: Service Learning Practicum

Course Number: 724

Open To:
Grades 12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

Internship Hours:
Elective course option; Satisfies one semester of the Theology Department graduation requirement

Course Description:

Students explore our call as Christians to serve our dear neighbors without distinction. Within the framework of Catholic Social Teaching, this course will integrate the topics of service learning, civic engagement, philanthropy, and social innovation. Through our partnership with Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego, students will engage in direct service with a multitude of programs including but not limited to: refugee services, immigrant services, senior services, children and family services, and homeless services. This capstone course encompasses students’ prior Theology knowledge and offers a professional platform to put their faith into action. Internship hours for this course will comprise of class time and after school engagement in the community. Enrollment in the course is subject to a written application, personal interview, and completion of Social Justice prior to course registration.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Soul of a Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb, St. Martin’s Press, 2010. ISBN: 97803125953

Level of Difficulty:
Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Written application, personal interview, and a passing completion of Social Justice (Grade 11 course).