LEARN. LEAD. MAKE AN IMPACT.
LINC is an interdisciplinary, inquiry-guided service-learning course in which teams of students work on projects proposed by community partners. Each section of the course is dedicated to a nonprofit organization that has proposed one or more projects of importance to the organization. Review the options for Projects. There are both new and continuing partners each semester. Choose a section based upon your interests and/or skills or your desire to learn something new! Register for one section of ENG 315. Note that course sections are offered on a variety of days and times.
Early in the semester you will meet a representative from your partner organization, learn more about the organization and its mission, and begin a semester project that addresses the needs of the organization. Throughout the semester you will identify and explore topics that will assist you with the execution of your project. The semester concludes with a public poster presentation in which teams present the accomplishments of the project, value added to the community organization, and lessons learned. As a result of this course you can expect to improve your project skills and to contribute to an important problem that benefits the community.
How might LINC count toward your degree?
Students should check with their academic advisors about whether a LINC course can count toward program and degree requirements. Some options to consider:
Pre-approved elective for the Leadership Studies Minor
Technical elective for College of Engineering (specific sections with advisor approval)
Capstone projects in College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (with advisor approval)
Advanced hours in School of Earth, Society, and Environment
James Scholar Honors Credit Learning Agreements (special projects in addition to ENG 315 course requirements, with instructor approval)
iFoundry Innovation Certificate
LINC is a course offering of the College of Engineering and is open to all students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.