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 2016 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ART 215 Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • COM 495 Communication Theory/Research (Hogan)
  • ENV 181 Food & Sustainability (Green)
  • MHU 211 Health, Illness and Primary Care (Mamoon)
  • MHU 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
  • COM 495 Communication Theory/Research (Martinez)
  • EDU 300 Bilingualism, Literacy & Schooling (Fernandez)
  • MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling (Chartier)
  • MHU 220 Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • MHU 340 The Obesity Epidemic (Stutts)
  • POL 324 Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector (Menkhaus)
  • PSY 290 Practicum in Psychology (Hawthorne)
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change (Riemer)
  • SOC 440 Sociology of Beatties Ford Road (Ewoodzie)

Recent Courses

Fall 2015 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 267 Food & Sustainability (Lozada)
  • ART 215 Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • ANT 340 Medical Anthropology (Cho)
  • MHU 211 Health, Illness and Primary Care (Mamoon)
  • MHU 244/PSY 234 Child Psychopathology (Stutts)
  • POL 328 Politics of Information (Bullock)
  • PSY 355 Culture, Parenting and Literacy (Leyva) 
  • PSY 377 Life Stories (Multhaup)
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary School (Kietrys)
Spring 2016 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 360 Development and Sustainability (Samson)
  • BIO 108 Human Biology - 2 Sections (Ward)
  • COM 495 Communication Theory/Research (Martinez)
  • ENG 201 Professional Writing (Campbell)
  • MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling (Heyer)
  • MHU 220 Health Psychology (Stutts)
  • MHU 340 The Obesity Epidemic (Stutts) 
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change (Riemer)
  • THE 362 Theatre for Social Justice (Green)
Other Regularly-offered Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 263 Social Change & Social Justice
  • ANT 267 Food & Culture
  • ANT 340 Medical Anthropology
  • BIO 103 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 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
  • 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