Through engaging in community/service-learning experiences, students develop a wide range of skills and values such as democratic citizenship, political effectiveness, diversity, leadership, interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions and social responsibility.
Community learning courses, also known as service learning courses, include a community-based component that links course content to real-world settings. Approximately 38% of our students are participants in community/service-learning opportunities.
A number of academic departments regularly offer community/service learning components:
- American Studies
- East Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese, Japanese)
- Environmental Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Human Development
- Slavic Studies
Several first-year seminars have also included a community component.