Community Engaged Learning

college students working in a community school garden

Community engaged learning is a method of teaching where students, faculty and community partners work together to apply knowledge in authentic settings that address community needs and meet instructional objectives using action and reflection. Students apply what they learn in class into a project with a community partner, further cementing knowledge from the class itself. Partner organizations receive fresh student perspectives, campus resources and support, and an avenue through which agencies can affect student’s understanding of community.

Community Engaged Learning classes offered by the Department of Sociology:

3111-002 Research Methods

3337-002 Sociology of Gender

3480-002 Environmental Sociology

3671-002 Sociology of Health

3993-002 Sociology Internship

4674-002 Global Health