Community-based learning (CBL) courses integrate significant community partnerships to meet actual community goals and advance academic learning. CBL courses at Smith span disciplines, topics and community partnerships as near as Northampton, and as far as India.
The Center for Community Collaboration (CCC) is committed to working with communities in partnerships for shared learning and growth. It is an organizational hub where faculty, students and community members will find support to facilitate their efforts to collaborate. The CCC supports faculty and students in teaching and learning that are engaged and reciprocal with the community.
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The CCC invites proposals from Smith faculty to support the revision of existing courses or the implementation of new courses to incorporate CBL pedagogy.
CBL Courses Offered at Smith College and the Five Colleges
For up-to-date information on the CBL courses offered at all five colleges, consult current course catalogues and refer to https://www.fivecolleges.edu/cbl/courses.
The following list is comprised of CBL courses that have been offered at Smith College in the past several years. Please refer to the current Smith course catalogue to determine whether a particular course is being offered in a given semester.
|Subject||Course Number||Course Title||Instructor|
|ANT||230||Africa: Population and Environment||Elliot Fratkin|
|ARS||281||Studio: Landscape and Narrative||Reid Bertone-Johnson|
|ARS/LSS||389||Broad-scale Design and Planning Studio||Reid Bertone-Johnson|
|BIO/GEO||180Y||Biogeochemical Cycling in the Avery Brook Watershed||Robert Merritt/Robert Newton|
|CCX||120||Community-Based Learning: Ethics and Practice||Lucy Mule|
|CCX||320||Capstone Seminar for the CESC Concentration||Hye-Kyung Kang|
|CCX||400||Special Studies: Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration||instructors vary depending on topic|
|DAN||267||Dance in the Community||Marilyn Sylla|
|EAL||400||Special Studies: Language in Motion||Sujane Wu|
|EDC||200||Education in the City||Samuel Intrator|
|EDC||210||Literacy in Cross-Cultural Perspective||Lucy Mule|
|EDC||232||The American Middle School and High School||Carole Berner|
|EDC||336||Seminar in American Education||Samuel Intrator|
|EDC||338||Children Learning to Read||Susan Etheredge|
|EDC||342||Growing Up American: Adolescents and Their Educational Institutions||Samuel Intrator|
|EDC||343||Multicultural Education||Lucy Mule|
|EDC||347||Individual Differences Among Learners||Kathleen Casale|
|EGR||422D||Engineering Capstone Design||Susannah Howe/Charles Gooding|
|EGR||205||Science, Technology, and Ethics||Donna Riley|
|ENV||201||Environmental Integration II||Ninian Stein|
|ENV||312||Environmental Integration IV||Ninian Stein/L. David Smith|
|ENV||320||Environmental Justice||Ninian Stein|
|ENX||301||Environmental Concentration Capstone: Sustainable Food||Paul Wetzel|
|FYS||121||The Evolution and Transformation of the Northampton State Hospital||Tom Riddell|
|GEO||309||Groundwater Geology||Robert Newton|
|GOV||217||Colloquium: The Politics of Wealth and Poverty in the U.S.||Martha Ackelsberg|
|IDP||320||Seminar on Global Learning: Women's Health of Tibetan Refugees In India||Leslie Jaffe|
|LSS||200||Socialized Landscapes: Private Squalor and Public Affluence||Nina Antonetti|
|LSS||220||Activism by Design||Nina Antonetti|
|LSS||255||Art and Ecology||Reid Bertone-Johnson/Carolina Aragon|
|LSS||300||Rethinking Landscape||Nina Antonetti|
|MTH||400||Special Studies||Katherine Halvorsen/Jim Henle|
|PRS||312||Weaker Vessels: Women and Violence Inside and Out||Ellen Kaplan|
|SOC||214||Sociology of Hispanic Caribbean Communities in the United States||Ginetta Candelario|
|SOC||308||Practicum in Community Based Research||Ginetta Candelario|
|SWG||230||Feminism and the Fate of the Planet||Elisabeth Armstrong|
|SWG||238||Women, Money, and Transnational Social Movements||Elisabeth Armstrong|
|THE||362||Masters and Movements:Theatre and Social Change||Ellen Kaplan|
The CCC supports faculty and staff in many ways, helping to make connections with community partners, supporting student placements and more. Please contact us to learn more about how we can support your teaching and research.