Community-Based Learning Courses

There are a number of regularly-offered courses at Davidson that include community-based learning components or focus on social action themes. The terms "social action" and "community-based learning" often carry different meanings across disciplines. The courses listed on this page engage students in projects, research, or assignments that meet a community-defined need with public and non-profit organizations; encourage students to become active participants in the political and social world around them; and/or promote students' understanding of contemporary social issues.

Upcoming Courses

Fall 2015 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 267  Food & Sustainability (Lozada & Mittelstadt)
  • ART 215  Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • ANT 340  Medical Anthropology (Cho)
  • MHU 244/PSY 234  Child Psychopathology (Stutts) 
  • PSY 377  Life Stories (Multhaup)
Spring 2016 Community-based Learning Courses
  • COM 495  Communication Theory/Research (Martinez)
  • ENG 201  Professional Writing (Campbell)
  • MAT 210  Mathematical Modeling (Heyer)
  • MHU 220  Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • MHU 340  The Obesity Epidemic (Stutts) 
  • SOC 331  Theoretical Explorations of Community Engagement (Riemer)
  • THE 362  Theatre for Social Justice (Green)

Recent Courses

Fall 2014 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ART 217  Works on Paper (Starr)
  • ANT 310  Politics, Society & Culture (Ruhlen)
  • ENV 373  Urban Geography (Rose)
  • MAT 110  Applications of Finite Mathematics (Chartier)
  • POL 472  Citizens, Consumers and the Environment (Bullock)
  • PSY 234  Child Psychopathology (Stutts)
  • PSY 355  Culture, Parenting and Literacy (Leyva)
Spring 2015 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 371  Ethnographic Writing (Bowles)
  • BIO 109  Biology of Plants (Hay)
  • COM 495  Communication Theory/Research (Turner)
  • EDU 360  Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (Fernandez)
  • MAT 210  Mathematical Modeling (Heyer)
  • MAT 341  Mathematical Statistics (Heyer)
  • POL 324  Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector (Menkhaus)
  • PSY 315  Research Methods in Child Development (Leyva)
  • SOC 331  Theoretical Explorations of Community Engagement (Riemer)
Other Regularly-offered Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 263  Social Change & Social Justice
  • ANT 267  Food & Culture
  • ANT 340  Medical Anthropology
  • BIO 103  The Aids Pandemic
  • BIO 321  Ecology
  • BIO 361  The Biology of HIV / AIDS
  • BIO 368  The Study and Treatment of Human Disease
  • CHE 103  Community Air Quality
  • CHE 490  Chemistry Independent Study / Studying Air Quality in Davidson College
  • CIS 171  Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ECO 102  Introductory Economics
  • ECO  Public Economics
  • ENG 101  Writing Photography
  • ENG 100 W Composition I/Environmental Writing
  • ENG 100W  Composition and Literature: Extraordinary Bodies (focuses on disability, history, disability activism, and disability art)
  • ENG 201  Professional Writing
  • ENG 201  Writing with the Community
  • ENG 293  Film as Narrative Art
  • GER 340  Environmentalism on Film
  • MAT 110  Finite Mathematics
  • MAT 210  Mathematical Modeling
  • POL 214  Public Policy: Environment
  • POL 324  Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector
  • POL 469  The Politics of Health Care
  • SPA 101  Spanish I
  • SPA 102  Spanish II
  • SPA 201  Intermediate Spanish
  • THE 362  Community-based Theatre for Social Change
  • THE 380/Eng 494  Queer Performance as/and Activism