Courses & Independent Study

Academic Civic Engagement at Carleton College is an approach to education focusing on community-based learning, community-based research, and service learning.

"Engagement in this sense is not just a proxy for learning but a fundamental purpose of education."- Lee Shulman, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

 

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Applied ACE

Fall 2015

  • MUSC 192: West African Drum Ensemble
    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and an African approach to musical training in order to learn and perform rhythms and songs from West Africa.
  • PSYC 260: Health Psychology
    Students in groups will examine the effects of local policies on health outcomes and propose policy changes supported by theory and research.
  • RELG 243: Native American Religious Freedom
    This course explores historical and legal contexts in which Native Americans have practiced their religions. Service projects will integrate academic learning and student involvement in matters of concern to contemporary native communities.
  • SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish
    Taught three days a week in Spanish. Some Spanish 204 sections include a service-learning component, to enrich students' understanding of course material by integrating academic study with public service.
  • MATH 280: Statistical Consulting
    Students will apply their statistical knowledge by analyzing data problems solicited from the Northfield community. Students will also learn basic consulting skills, including communication and ethics.
  • MATH 255: Survey Sampling
    Covers sampling design issues beyond the basic simple random sample: stratification, clustering, domains, and complex designs like two-phase and multistage designs.
  • EDUC 375: Issues in Science Education: Policy and Praxis
    This colloquium focuses on the pedagogy of science teaching, both in the United States and abroad. This course will also include active involvement with local schools and educators to ground it in lived practice.
  • GEOL 210: Geomorphology
    Study of the geological processes and factors which influence the origin and development of the surficial features of the earth, with an emphasis on some or all of the processes in Minnesota.
  • HIST 232: Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy
    Study of the geological processes and factors which influence the origin and development of the surficial features of the earth, with an emphasis on some or all of the processes in Minnesota. Laboratories and field trips included.
  • EDUC 340: Race, Immigration, and Schools
    This course explores the important role that public schools have played as the way to socialize students about what it means to be American and to prepare them to participate as citizens in a democracy

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Theoretical ACE

Fall 2015

  • SPAN 328: Contemporary Fiction and the Market
    In this course we will be studying the various meanings of what has been labeled, esthetically and sociologically, as the Post-Modernist age, or Late Modernity.

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