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.
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.
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.
Broad-scale design and planning studio/ Fall 2016
Community-based learning [CESC Gateway] Ethics and Practice/ Fall 2017
Capstone Seminar for the CESC Concentration/ Spring 2017
Dance in the Community/ Spring 2017
|Marilyn Sylla/ Roger Blum|
Education in the City/ Fall 2016
The American Middle School and High School/ Fall 2016
Seminar in American Education
Children Learning to Read/ Fall 2016
Growing Up American: Adolescents and their Educational Institutions/ Spring 2017
|Samuel Intrator/ Carol Berner|
Multicultural Education/ Fall 2016
Engineering Design and Professional Practice/ Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (two semester course with 422D)
Engineering Design Clinic/ Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (two semester course with 410D)
Researching Environmental Problems/ Fall 2016
Environmental Capstone: Sustainable Food/ Fall 2016
The Gender of Politics Participatory Democracy Development/ Summer 2016
|Katwiwa Mule/Lucy Mule|
Research Seminar in US Women's History, The Sophia Smith Collection/ Spring 2017
Women's Health of Tibetan Refugees in India/ Seminar on Global Learning/ Fall 2016
Interpreting the New England Landscape/ J-term 2017
Studio: Landscape and Narrative/ Spring 2017
Thinking About Music: Hidden Musicians Northampton/ Spring 2017
Practicum Seminar in Clinical Psychology/ Spring 2017
|Marsha Pruett/ Nnamdi Pole|
Research Seminar in Personality Psychology/ Fall 2016
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.