Sample Community-based Course Syllabi

For students and faculty, community participation and social engagement has improved critical thinking, commitments to the learning process, and skills of public leadership. For community members, service learning has made available the college's many resources of collaborative problem solving, academic research, and policy development. Because of this, service learning represents the best of Bowdoin's commitments to higher education and the common good.
        —Joe Bandy, Sociology

Courses developed by Bowdoin faculty incorporating community-based pedagogy and projects.

ES203Environment, Culture, and the Human Experience (PDF), Matthew W. Klingle

FR204Intermediate French II(PDF), Katherine Dauge-Roth

SOC310bAdvanced Seminar: Current Controversies in Sociology (PDF), Joe Bandy

SOC215Criminology and Criminal Justice (PDF), Janet Lohmann

SOC221/ES221Environmental Sociology (PDF), Joe Bandy

VA190Architectural Design I (PDF), Wiebke Theodore