Hungry Heartland: A Multidisciplinary, Multimedia, Service-Learning Class Project

Han Yu, Tom Hallaq, Shreepad Joglekar


The Hungry Heartland project integrates service learning, media literacy, and multidisciplinary collaboration. It engages students from three disciplines to produce multimedia communication and raise public awareness about the lack of healthy food access in Kansas. Interviews and surveys were used to gather student feedback. Overall, students found the project a challenging learning experience, gained a sense of social responsibility, but remained conflicted about multidisciplinary collaboration. Lessons were drawn to inform future iterations of the project. 


community, food access, field trip, social media, film, photography

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