ACE Courses & Independent Study
"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
Academic Civic Engagement at Carleton College is an approach to education focusing on community-based learning, community-based research, and service learning.
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MUSC 192: West African Drum EnsembleThe ensemble will use indigenous instruments and an African approach to musical training in order to learn and perform rhythms and songs from West Africa.
RELG 243: Native American Religious FreedomThis 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 SpanishTaught 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 ConsultingStudents 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 SamplingCovers 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 PraxisThis 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.
- Location:Faribault, Northfield
GEOL 210: GeomorphologyStudy 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.
- Location:Southern Minnesota
HIST 232: Renaissance Worlds in France and ItalyStudy 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 SchoolsThis 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
SPAN 328: Contemporary Fiction and the MarketIn 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.