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Community-Based Learning Initiative Courses


2017-2018 Spring

The Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) is a curricular effort to connect students' academic work with their interest in and concern for the communities around the University. CBLI's mission is to make learning itself a genuine form of service. Community-based learning enriches course work by encouraging students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to the pressing issues that affect our local communities. Working with faculty members and community leaders, students develop research projects, collect and analyze data, and share their results and conclusions, not just with their professors, but also with organizations and agencies that can make use of the information. Students can do such community-based work both in courses and, in a more in-depth manner, as part of junior or senior independent work.

The courses below and many others have a community-based component and/or offer an opportunity to do a community-based research paper in partnership with local organizations.

AMS 395 / THR 395 / AAS 395 / HIS 296
Performing the City: Race and Protest in 1960s Trenton and Princeton
ANT 235 / HUM 235
Medical Humanities
ANT 405 / GSS 406
Topics in Anthropology:Queer Ethnography
ARC 303 / URB 303 / EGR 303 / SOC 306
Wall Street and Silicon Valley: Place in the American Economy
FRS 112
Consuming America: Five Critical Food Puzzles
FRS 136
Performing Arts and/as Civic Engagement
FRS 158
So, You Want To Change the World?
LIN 205 / TRA 205
Beginning American Sign Language
SOC 207
Poverty in America
SPA 204
Spanish for a Medical Mission in Ecuador