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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 2018 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 340 Medical Anthropology (Cho)
  • ART 105 Introduction to Print Media (Starr)
  • DIG 245 Critical Web Design (Mundy)
  • EDU 300: The Politics of Education Policy (Marsicano)
  • HHV 130 Sociobiology of Health and Illness (Mamoon)
  • 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
  • COM 495 Communication Theory & Research (Martinez)
  • DIG 245 Critical Web Design (Mundy)
  • HHV 244 Child Psychopathology (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 440 Sociology of Beatties Ford Road (Ewoodzie)

Recent Courses

Fall 2017 Community-based Learning Courses
  • AFR 292 "Fake News," Journalism and Ethics 
  • AFR 298 Race and American Journalism 
  • ANT 372 Visualizing Anthropology 
  • ART 105 Introduction to Print Media 
  • COM 101 Principles of Oral Communication 
  • EDU 380 Evaluating Educational Innovation 
  • HHV 244 Child Psychopathology 
  • HHV 354 Medical Rehabiltation and Disability 
  • PSY 377 Advanced Seminar - Life Stories 
  • SPA 311 Teaching Spanish in Elementary Schools 
Spring 2018 Community-based Learning Courses
  • ANT 310 Politics, Society and Culture 
  • COM 495 Communication Theory & Research 
  • CSC 110 Data Science & Society 
  • EDU 361 Bilingualism & Schooling 
  • ENV 181 Food & Sustainability: DC Farm
  • HHV 220 Health Psychology 
  • HHV 251 Health Disparities U.S. & Beyond 
  • HHV 440 Obesity Epidemic Seminar
  • MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling 
  • SOC 250 Housing
  • SOC 331 Community Engagement and Change
  • SOC 392 Quantitative Data Analysis 
  • SOC 440 Sociology of Beatties Ford Road
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