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Community-Based Learning Courses

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Community-based learning (CBL) courses help maintain significant community partnerships and aim to meet actual community goals as well as advance academic learning. CBL courses at Smith span disciplines, topics and community partnerships as near as Northampton, and as far as India.

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The JCCC invites proposals from Smith faculty to support the revision of existing courses or the development 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.

Amherst College

Hampshire College

Mount Holyoke College

UMass Amherst


The following list is the current offering of CBL courses at
Smith College. Please refer to the Smith course catalogue to determine whether a particular course is being offered in a given semester.

Subject Course Number

Course Title





Broad-scale design and planning studio/ Fall 2016


Reid Bertone-Johnson
CCX 120


Community-based learning [CESC Gateway] Ethics and Practice/ Fall 2017

Phil Peake
CCX 320


Capstone Seminar for the CESC Concentration/ Spring 2017


DAN 267


Dance in the Community/ Spring 2017


Marilyn Sylla/ Roger Blum
EDC 200


Education in the City/ Fall 2016


Samuel Intrator
EDC 232


The American Middle School and High School/ Fall 2016

Carol Berner
EDC 336


Seminar in American Education


Samuel Intrator
EDC 338


Children Learning to Read/ Fall 2016


Carol Berner
EDC 342


Growing Up American: Adolescents and their Educational Institutions/ Spring 2017


Samuel Intrator/ Carol Berner
EDC 343


Multicultural Education/ Fall 2016


Lucy Mule
EGR 410D


Engineering Design and Professional Practice/ Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (two semester course with 422D)


Susannah Howe
EGR 422D


Engineering Design Clinic/ Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (two semester course with 410D)


Susannah Howe
ENV 201/ 202


Researching Environmental Problems/ Fall 2016


Alexander Barron
ENX 301


Environmental Capstone: Sustainable Food/ Fall 2016


Paul Wetzel
GES 305


The Gender of Politics Participatory Democracy Development/ Summer 2016


Katwiwa Mule/Lucy Mule
HST 383


Research Seminar in US Women's History, The Sophia Smith Collection/ Spring 2017


Jennifer Guglielmo
IDP 320


Women's Health of Tibetan Refugees in India/ Seminar on Global Learning/ Fall 2016


Leslie Jaffe
LSS 110J


Interpreting the New England Landscape/ J-term 2017


Reid Bertone-Johnson
LSS 250


Studio: Landscape and Narrative/ Spring 2017


Reid Bertone-Johnson
MUS 202


Thinking About Music: Hidden Musicians Northampton/ Spring 2017


Margaret Sarkissian
PSY 355


Practicum Seminar in Clinical Psychology/ Spring 2017


Marsha Pruett/ Nnamdi Pole
PSY 373


Research Seminar in Personality Psychology/ Fall 2016


Phil Peake


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The JCCC 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.