The entire class is involved in community-based learning; it is integral to course learning goals as indicated on the syllabus and course content informs and enhances the service-learning that occurs.
Photo Credit: Aurora Lutty, Eve Bratman's 3rd World Cities course with the Free Minds Bookclub
Sample Learning Outcomes
Students will connect their research in the classroom, the library, and writing process to practical experiences in the greater Washington, D.C. community. (LIT 101: College Writing, Professor Amanda Choutka)
Gain knowledge of useful frameworks and relevant theories for approaching community-based learning with an understanding of inequality, social troubles, and said institutions, across a wide range of contexts. (SOC 150: Global Sociology, Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz)
Develop professional projects, interventions, initiatives, communications, measurements, reports, or other material to meet the needs of community partners and, if appropriate, their clients. (PUB 480: Public Health Capstone, Dr. Jolynn Gardner)
Students will learn how to manage relationships and build rapport with nonprofit staff and the people they serve. (ANTH 544/COMM 528: Community Documentary, Professor Nina Shapiro-Perl)
By the end of the semester students will be able to engage in community service and critical reflection in order to gain a deeper understanding of issues related to poverty, diversity and civic engagement. (SIS 140: Cross-Cultural Communications, Professor Easten Law).