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 340 - Medical Anthropology (Cho)
  • MHU 244/PSY 234 - Child Psychopathology (Stutts) 
Spring 2016 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 267 - Food & Sustainability (Lozada & Mittelstadt)
  • ENG 201 - Professional Writing (Campbell)
  • SOC 331 - Theoretical Explorations of Community Engagement (Riemer)
  • MHU 220 - Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • MHU 340 - The Obesity Epidemic (Stutts) 

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 - Philanthrophy 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