Community-Based Learning

About Community-Based Learning Classes

Want to build real-world, resume-ready skills? Like to make a difference in your community? Community Based Learning (CBL) classes, also sometimes called Service Learning Classes, foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world. At Drew, CBL classes strengthen community partners that serves the common good. They fulfill the Off-Campus Experience requirement and qualify as one of the Launch program’s immersive experiences.

Drew’s focus on experiential learning through Launch means plenty of opportunities for real world experience. Take a Community Based Learning class and make an impact in your local community. Connect your passion for action with your academic interests at Drew.

Find a Community-Based Learning class.

 

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Featured Classes

Civic Media

Jeremy Blatter
Civic Media explores the theoretical, ethical, and technical dimensions of socially engaged documentary filmmaking through critical readings, discussion, and production-based…

Medical Geography

Lisa Jordan
Medical Geography investigates the intersections of health and place. The objectives of the course are to illuminate the importance of…

Geographic Information Systems

Lisa Jordan
This course introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a combination of the hardware, software, and community involved in the collection, distribution,…

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Lisa Jordan
Advanced Geographic Information Systems expands on introductory GIS material by exploring topics in spatial statistics, programming, and multimedia.  Research topics…

Community Literacy and Public Rhetoric in the Archives

Jens Lloyd
In this course, students will serve as archival researchers for Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House in Morristown, an…

Choreography & Performance Studies

Kimani Fowlin
Within this community-based learning course students will experience the transformative powers of dance to create community. Come experience the wonders…

Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees & Resettlement

Jonathan Golden
Explores the many dimensions of the global refugee crisis, with a specific focus on resettlement. Working in partnership with the…

The NonProfit Sector

Tracy Andrews
Examines the types, development, and contributions of nonprofit organizations including the political, social, and economic importance of this sector. Topics…

Theatre in the Community: The Newark Collaboration

Lisa Brenner & Kimani Fowlin
Drew students work with high school students from the Newark public schools in a collaborative theater-making enterprise, serving as mentors…

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Lisa Jordan
This course introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a combination of the hardware, software, and community involved in the collection, distribution,…

Food, Justice, and US Literature

Summer HArrison
This course examines the intersection of food, justice, and 20th/21st century U.S. literature in order to understand how our ideas…

Current Events and Contemporary France

Marie-Pascale Pieretti
This course explores Contemporary France. Through different themes central to French society it examines, for example, cultural diversity, gastronomy, education,…

Allied Against Hatred: Black-Jewish Relations in America

Jonathan Golden
The Civil Rights Era was known as a time of alliance and affinity between Jewish and Black people in America.…

Featured Resources

Serves resident and commuter students and is managed by Gionna Del Purgatorio C’20, our Drew AmeriCorps Changebuilder Coordinator in the Center …

Mentors

Sandra Jamieson

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor
  • Plainfield, New
  • Assistant Professor Colgate University

patrick McGuinn

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Lisa Jordan

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Alex Bajcz

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Maliha Safri

Community-Based Learning Faculty

Chris Ceraso

Community-Based Learning Faculty,nycTREC Faculty Director

Jonathan Golden

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

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