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 2019

  • AFR 331           African Feminisms (Bowles & Harper-Shipman)
  • AFR 495           Africana Capstone (Harper-Shipman)
  • ART 105           Introduction to Print Media  (Starr)
  • BIO 368            Health Care Issues in Zambia  (Case)
  • COM 311          Media, Empathy & Justice (Martinez)
  • HHV 244          Child Psychopathology (Stutts)
  • HHV 354          Medical Rehabilitation and Disability (Stutts)
  • LAS 350           Latinx Experience in NC (Sturtevant)
  • SOC 355          Queer Families (Kaufman)

Spring 2020

  • COM 273         Reporting Politics & Elections (Martinez)
  • COM 495         Communication Theory & Research (Martinez)
  • EDU 151          Introduction to Educational Technology (Stevens)
  • HHV 220          Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • HHV 440          Obesity Epidemic (Stutts)
  • SOC 331          Community Engagement & Change (Riemer)

Recent Courses

Fall 2018 Community-Based Learning Courses

  • ANT 340 Medical Anthropology (Cho)
  • ART 105 Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • COM / SOC 315 Media Effects (Martinez)
  • DIG 245 Critical Web Design (Mundy)
  • EDU 300 The Politics of Education Policy (Marsicano)
  • HHV 110 Introduction to Public Health (Baron)
  • HHV 130 Sociobiology of Health and Illness (Mamoon)
  • HHV 250 Health Methods (Baron)
  • MAT 110 Finite Math (Chartier)
  • MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling (Chartier)
  • PSY 335 Seminar in Culture, Parenting, and Literacy (Leyva)
  • SOC 210 Power and Politics (Delia Deckard)
  • SOC 250 Housing (Ewoodzie)
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary Schools (Kietrys)

Spring 2019 Community-Based Learning Courses

  • AFR 329 Women & Slavery in the Black Atlantic (Dennie)
  • COM 495 Communication Theory & Research (Hogan)
  • DIG 245 Critical Web Design (Mundy)
  • HHV 220 Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • HHV 354 Medical Rehabilitation and Disability (Stutts)
  • POL 381 Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector (Menkhaus)
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change (Riemer)
  • SOC 356 The Feminization of Poverty (Delia Deckard)
  • SOC 391 Survey Research Methods (Kaufman)
  • SOC 440 Sociology of Beatties Ford Road (Ewoodzie)

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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