Sample Courses & Syllabi

 

Below you will find information about, links to, and syllabi from community-based courses developed at other higher education institutions across the country. These can be used as a model to either transform a past Centre course, or as a guide to develop a new course using community-based learning. A more thorough and detailed list can be found on the national Campus Compact website.

 

Humanities | Social Studies | Science & Mathematics

 

Division 1 (Humanities)

 

Art

Arts and Community Development

School: Columbia College Chicago

Professor: Lott Hill

Syllabus

 

Drawing

School: California State University

Professor: Kim Abeles

Syllabus

 

Drama

Theater Collaboration

School: University of North Carolina- Charlotte

Professor: Susan Harden and Robin Witt

Syllabus

 

English

Introduction to Creative Writing

School: University of Minnesota

Professor: Argie Manolis

Syllabus

 

The Social Protest Novel

School: Sonoma State University

Professor: Tim Wandling

Syllabus

 

Dance

Service-Learning: Modern Dance

School: University of Utah

Professor: Phyllis A. Haskell

Syllabus

 

Creative Movement and Rhythms

School: Westminster College, MO

Professor: D. Therese Miller

Syllabus

 

Philosophy

Course: Introduction to Philosophy

School: Kapiolani Community College

Professor: Dr. Robin Fujikawa

Syllabus

 

 

Division II (Social Studies)

 

Anthropology/Sociology

The Good Society

School: Universit of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professor: Arthur Keene, John Reiff, and David Schimmel

Syllabus

 

Urban Life and Culture

School: University of South Florida

Professor: Lance Arney

Syllabus

 

Gender Studies

Gender and Communication

School: California State University, Long Beach

Professor: Dr. Valerie Cryer McKay

Syllabus

 

Economics

Principles of Microeconomics

School: Florida Gulf Coast University

Professor: Javier Stanziola, Ph. D

Syllabus

 

Labor Economics

School: Calvin College

Professor: G. Monsma

Syllabus

 

Education

Education Organizing

School: Harvard University

Professor: Mark R. Warren

Syllabus

 

Children’s Literature with Service-Learning Component

School: Clemson University

Professor: Dr. Michelle H. Martin

Syllabus

 

History

Course: The Age of Reform: America from 1876-1920

School: Converse College

Professor: Dr. Melissa Walker

Syllabus

 

Government

Course: Applied Social Policy

School: University of Southern Maine

Professor: Marvin Druker

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Religion

Course: Christian Social Ethics

School: College of the Holy Cross

Professor: Mary E. Hobgood

Syllabus

 

 

Division III (Sciences & Mathematics)

 

Biology

General Biology

School: Miami- Dade Community College

Professor: Miriam del Campo

Syllabus

 

Animal Cognition & Consciousness

School: Case Western Reserve

Professor: Dr. Sara Waller

Syllabus

 

Chemistry

First Year Seminar in Chemistry

School: Colorado State University

Professor: Nancy Levinger

Syllabus

 

Chemistry in Service to the Community

School: Notre Dame University

Professor: Dennis C. Jacobs

Syllabus

 

Computer Science

Science and Technology in Contemporary Society

School: Georgetown University

Professor: Jeff Collmann, Ph. D.

Syllabus

 

Website Design and Management

School: San Francisco State Univerity

Professor: Kristen Gates

Syllabus

 

Mathematics

Introduction to Mathematical Ideas

School: Union County College

Professor: C. Roemer

Syllabus

 

Psychology

Health Psychology

School: State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Professor: Dr. Joanne Joseph

Syllabus

 

Industrial/Organizational Behavior

School: University of South Florida

Professor: Michael D. Coovert, Ph. D.

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Environmental Studies

Green Urbanism and Urban Gardening

School: Xavier University, OH

Professor: Dr. John Fairfield and Dr. Kathleen Smythe/Gene Beaupre and Liz Blume

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Environmental Ethics

School: University of Utah

Professor: Leslie Francis

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Neighborhoods and Watersheds

School: Portland State University

Professor: Barry Messer, Ph. D.

Syllabus

 

 

 

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