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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 2017 Community-based Learning Courses
  • AFR 292 "Fake News", Journalism and Ethics (Bailey)
  • AFR 298 Race and American Journalism (Bailey)
  • ANT 372 Visualizing Anthropology (Lozada)
  • ART 105 Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • COM 101 Principles of Oral Communication (Marinelli)
  • EDU 380: Evaluating Educational Innovation (Adnot)
  • HHV 244 Child Psychopathology (Stutts)
  • HHV 354 Medical Rehabilitation and Disability (Stutts)
  • PSY 377 Advanced Seminar - Life Stories (Multhaup)
  • SOC 210 Power and Politics (Delia Deckard)
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary Schools (Kietrys)
Spring 2018 Community-based Learning Courses
  • COM 495 Communication Theory & Research (Martinez)
  • CSC 110 Data Science & Society (2 sections) (Heyer/Adnot)
  • EDU 361 Bilingualism & Schooling (Fernandez)
  • ENV 181 Food & Sustainability:  DC Farm (Green)
  • HHV 220 Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • HHV 251 Health Disparities US & Beyond (Baron)
  • HHV440 Obesity Epidemic Seminar (Stutts)
  • MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling (Chartier)
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change (Riemer)
  • SOC 392 Quantitative Data Analysis (Delia Deckard)
  • SOC 440 Sociology of Beatties Ford Road (Ewoodzie)

Recent Courses

Fall 2016 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ART 215 Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • BIO 368 Health Care Issues in Zambia (Case)
  • COM 495 Communication Theory/Research (Hogan)
  • ENV 181 Food & Sustainability (Green)
  • MAT 395 Tensgrity and its Applications (Molinek)
  • HHV 211 Health, Illness and Primary Care (Mamoon)
  • HHV 244/PSY 234 Child Psychopathology (Stutts)
  • PSY 241 Child Development (Leyva)
  • PSY/HHV 354 Rehabilitation Psychology (Stutts)
  • PSY 355 Culture, Parenting & Literacy (Leyva)
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary School (Kietrys)
Spring 2017 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 319 Contradictions in Motherhood (Ruhlen)
  • COM/SOC 315 Media Effects (Martinez)
  • COM 495 Communication Theory/Research (Martinez)
  • DAN 286: (Dis)ability: A Creative Laboratory of Self and Society (Anderson)
  • EDU 300 Bilingualism, Literacy & Schooling (Fernandez)
  • MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling (Chartier)
  • HHV 220 Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • HHV 340 The Obesity Epidemic (Stutts)
  • POL 324 Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector (Menkhaus)
  • PSY 242 Educational Psychology (Leyva)
  • PSY 290 Practicum in Psychology (Hawthorne)
  • PSY 315 Research: Child Development (Leyva)
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change (Riemer)
  • SOC 392 Quantitative Data Analysis (Delia Deckard) 
  • SOC 440 Sociology of Beatties Ford Road (Ewoodzie)
  • THE 399 Nonprofit Arts Management (Wadman)
Other Regularly-offered Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 263 Social Change & Social Justice
  • ANT 267 Food & Culture
  • ANT 340 Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 360 Development and Sustainability
  • ART 215 Introduction to Print Media
  • BIO 103 The Aids Pandemic
  • BIO 108 Human Biology
  • 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
  • COM 495 Communication Theory/Research
  • ECO 102 Introductory Economics
  • ECO Public Economics
  • ENG 101 Writing Photography
  • ENG 100W 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
  • MHU 211 Health, Illness and Primary Care
  • MHU 220 Health Psychology
  • MHU 244/PSY 234 Child Psychopathology
  • MHU 340 The Obesity Epidemic
  • POL 214 Public Policy: Environment
  • POL 324 Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector
  • POL 328 Politics of Information
  • POL 469 The Politics of Health Care
  • PSY 355 Culture, Parenting and Literacy
  • PSY 377 Life Stories
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change
  • SPA 101 Spanish I
  • SPA 102 Spanish II
  • SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary School
  • THE 362 Community-based Theatre for Social Change
  • THE 380/ENG 494 Queer Performance as/and Activism