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 2021 Community-Based Learning Courses

  • EDU 361 Bilingualism, Literacy, and Schooling (Fernandez)
  • GER 221 Black German Art and Resistance (Frazier-Rath)
  • SOC 275 Charlotte:  Problems & Promises (Ewoodzie)

Spring 2022 Community-Based Learning Courses

  • EDU 280 Introduction to Education Policy (Murray)
  • POL 381 Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector (Menkhaus)
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement & Change (Riemer)

Recent Courses

Spring 2021 Community-Based Learning Courses

  • BIO 371 Musculoskeletal Disease & Injury (Mamoon)
  • EDU 280 Introduction to Education Policy (Murray)
  • EDU 360 Second Language Acquisition (Fernandez)
  • GSS 435 Brown, Black & Blue:  Queer of Color Critiques of Policing and Prisons (Horowitz)
  • LAS 350 Latinx Experiences in North Carolina (Sturtevant)
  • SOC 242 Globalization & Social Change (Bhandari)
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement & Change (Riemer)
  • XPL 199B High Impact Experiential Learning (Riemer)
  • XPL 199C High Impact Experiential Learning (Zimmerman)

Fall 2020 Community-Based Learning Courses

  • BIO 370/PBH 396 Directed Reading in Biology, Musculoskeletal Disease and Injury in the Clinic (Mamoon)
  • BIO 370 Directed Reading in Biology Pedagogy: A Case Study-Based Curriculum for Remote Tutoring of High School Students
  • LAS 300 Digital Media in Latin America & the Philippines (Luis)
  • SOC 275 Mass Media & Society (Bhandari)
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary Schools (Kietrys)
  • THE 362 Community-based Theatre for Social Change (Green)
  • XPL 199B High Impact Experiential Learning (Riemer)
  • XPL 199C High Impact Experiential Learning (Zimmerman)

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

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