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 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)
  • 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)

Recent Courses

Fall 2013 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 340 - Medical Anthropology (Cho)
  • COM 230 - Organizational Communication (Baker)
  • EDU 242 - Educational Psychology and Teaching Exceptionalities (Stutts)
  • EDU 250 - Multicultural Education (Martinez)
  • MAT 110 - Applications of Finite Mathematics (Chartier)
  • MHU 380 - Issues in Medicine (Foley)
  • MHU 390 - Research Ethics (Foley)
  • PSY 355 - Seminar on Parenting and Literacy (Leyva)
  • PSY 276 - Cognitive Psychology (public scholarship) (Munger)
Spring 2014 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 267 - Food & Sustainability (Lozada & Mittelstadt)
  • ART 305 - Advanced Printmaking (Starr)
  • COM 495 - Community Theory and Research (Turner)
  • ENG 271 - Disability in Literature and Art (Fox)
  • ENV 232 - Intro to Environmental Health (Bernd, Foley & Hauser)
  • ENV 373 - Urban Geography (Rose)
  • ENV 499 - Environmental Studies Capstone (Johnson & Martin)
  • MAT 110 - Applications of Finite Mathematics (Chartier) (2 sections)
  • MAT 210 - Mathematical Modeling (Heyer)
  • MAT 341 - Mathematical Statistics (Heyer)
  • PSY 402 - History & Systems in Psychology (public scholarship) (Munger)
  • SOC 331 - Theoretical Explorations of Community Engagement (Riemer)
  • THE 362 - Theatre for Social Justice: Bullying Prevention Program (Green)
Other Regularly-offered Community-based Learning Courses
  • Ant 263 - Social Change & Social Justice
  • Ant 267 - Food & Culture
  • Ant 340 - Medical Anthropology
  • Bio103 - 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