Community-Based Learning Courses

Because of the tremendous, proven benefits of community-based learning for students, a growing number of Wofford faculty and academic departments are choosing to incorporate it into their courses. The “CB” course designation was created to efficiently communicate the experiential, community-based nature of these courses, and to promote and support them among the campus community.

Courses that carry the “CB” designation in the course catalog meet all of the following criteria:

  • Include field-based experiential learning with community partners as an instructional strategy and integrated part of the course
  • Give students direct experience with issues they are studying in the curriculum and with ongoing efforts to analyze and solve problems in the community
  • Give students the opportunity to both apply their learning in real-world settings and to reflect in a classroom setting on their community-based experiences
  • Model the idea that working collaboratively with diverse others to address an issue or promote the public good is an important college outcome and good preparation for citizenship, work, and life.

Fall 2024 Courses:
denoted in the course catalog with “CB”

  • ANTH 305: Building Sustainable Communities (Handelsman)
  • ENVS 280: Political Ecology of Sustainable Communities (Telligman) *part of the Northside Living Learning Community
  • SPAN 303: Advanced Spanish with Community-Based Learning (all sections)