Community-Engaged Learning Courses

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There are many definitions of Community-Engaged learning. Here at the University of Minnesota, we use the term to describe a teaching method that incorporates community involvement into coursework. This class-related community involvement enhances students' understanding of course materials. While deepening the learning process in this way, students build a sense of civic responsibility. At that same time, they address community-identified needs.

Use Schedule Builder to learn more about the community-engaged learning classes offered through a wide range of academic programs. CCEL partners with faculty and departments teaching many of these classes to support students and to faciliate community partnerships.

This list was updated on 1/14/2020. Please check back for updates or email hirtx002@umn.edu to inquire about a course not on this list. Please make sure to check on prerequisites and other requirements when considering a course. Some courses listed below include a CEL track and non-CEL track.

  • AAS 3271: Learning in the Asian American Community (CLA)
  • AAS 3503: Asian American Identities, Families & Communities( CLA)
  • AFRO 3426: Deconstructing the Welfare State: African Americans & Social Policy (CLA)
  • AECM 3431: Communicating Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science to the Public (CFANS)
  • AGRO 4096W : Professional Experience Program Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS)
  • AGRO 5321: Ecology of Agricultural Systems (CFANS)
  • AHS 1602 : The Future Physician III: Experiences in Health
  • ANSC 4096 : Professional Experience Program Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS)
  • ARTS 3481: Curatorial Practice Field Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • ARTH 3896 : Directed Professional Experience (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • BA 3999 : Internship Seminar (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CSOM)
  • BIOL 2301: Dean's Scholar: Critical Service-Learning (CBS)
  • BIOL 3610: Internship Professional Experience in Biological Sciences (CBS)
  • CNES 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • CSPH 4313: Hatha Yoga Teaching Principles & Methodology 
  • CSPH 5315: Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, & Healing 
  • CLA 2005 : Introduction to Liberal Education and Responsible Citizenship (CLA)
  • COMM 1101-011, 019, 020: Introduction to Public Speaking (sections taught by Liora Elias only) (CLA)
  • COMM 3411-004: Small Group Communication (Andrea Shada section only) (CLA)
  • COMM 3614: Advanced Public Policy and Debate (CLA)
  • COMM 4250: Environmental Communication (CLA)
  • CPSY 3896: Internship in Child Psychology (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • CPSY 5241: Practicum in Early Childhood Education (CEHD)
  • CSCL 3896: Internships for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • CI 3101: Introduction to Issues in Urban Education (CEHD)
  • CI 3212: Practicum: Elementary Teaching (CEHD)
  • CI 3283: Practicum: Special Education K-6 (CEHD)
  • CI 3611W: Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language (CEHD)
  • CI 3902: Exploring the Teaching Profession II (CEHD)
  • DH 4139 : Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning II  (SofD)
  • ECON 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • ENGL 1501W: Literature of Public Life (CLA)
  • ENGL 3506: Social Movements and Community Education (CLA)
  • ENGL 3741: Literacy and American Cultural Diversity (CLA)
  • ENGL 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • EPSY 2601: Understanding Differences, Disabilities and the Career of Special Education (CEHD)
  • EPSY 3105: Community Engaged Research Experiences in K-12 Contexts (CEHD)
  • EPSY 3701/5701: Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (CEHD)
  • EPSY 5704: Practicum Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary Education Classrooms (CEHD)
  • EPSY 5705: Practicum Special Ed in Early Childhood SPED (ECSE) and Elementary Education Classrooms (CEHD)
  • ESPM 3011W: Ethics in Natural Resources (CFANS)
  • ESPM 4811/5811: Environmental Interpretation (CFANS)
  • FDSY 4101: Holistic Approaches to Improving Food Systems Sustainability (CFANS)
  • FNRM 4232W/5232W: Managing Recreational Lands (CFANS)
  • FSOS 1211: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Family in Multicultural America (CEHD)
  • FSOS 2107: Preparation for Family and Community Engagement (CEHD)
  • FSOS 4296: Field Study Working with Families (CEHD)
  • FSOS 4153: Family Financial Counseling (CEHD)
  • FSCN 4096 : Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS)
  • GLOS 3896: Global Studies Internship (CLA)
  • GWSS 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • GWSS 4590: Topics: Social Change, Activism, Law, and Policy Studies - Social Justice Praxis with Youth in Urban Schools (CLA)
  • HIST 4970: Historical Internship (CLA)
  • HORT 4096 : Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS)
  • HORT 4096W: Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS)
  • JOUR 4175: Brovald-Sim Community Journalism Practicum (CLA)
  • JOUR 5196: Field Based Practicum (CLA)
  • JWST 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • KIN 3696 : Supervised Practical Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CEHD)
  • LEAD 3971: Leadership Minor Field Experience 
  • MGMT 4000: Social Venturing in Action (CSOM)
  • MGMT 4018: Philanthropy & Fundraising Strategy (CSOM)
  • NURS 4305: Practicum Community-based Care of Families Across the Lifespan (SofN)
  • PA 1401: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (HSPA)
  • PA 5108: Board Leadership Development (HSPA)
  • PA 5311: Program Evaluation (HSPA)
  • POL 3080: Internships in Politics or Government  (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • PSY 3301: Introduction to Cultural Psychology (CLA)
  • PSY 3903W: Major Project - Community Engagement (CLA)
  • REC 1501: Orientation to Leisure and Recreation (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization and do a minimum of 20 hours at one organization) (CEHD)
  • REC 3796: Senior Internship in Recreation, Park, and Leisure (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CEHD)
  • SCMC 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • SMGT 3996: Practicum: The Sport Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CEHD)
  • SW 1501: Introduction to Peace Studies (CEHD)
  • SW 2501W: Introduction to Social Justice (CEHD)
  • SW 3702: Introduction to Adult Intimate Partner Violence: Intervention and Prevention (CEHD)
  • SW 4501: Senior Seminar in Social Justice (CEHD)
  • SOC 3503: Asian American Identities, Families & Communities (CLA)
  • SOC 3503H: Asian American Identities, Families & Communities (CLA)
  • SOC 4966W: Major Project Seminar (CLA)
  • SPAN 3401: Latino Immigration and Community Service (CLA)
  • SPAN 3404: Medical Spanish and Community Health Service (CLA)
  • SLHS 3402V: Major Project in Speech and Hearing Science Honors (CLA)
  • SLHS 3402W: Major Project in Speech and Hearing Science (CLA)
  • SUST 3017: Environmental Justice
  • SUST 4096: Sustainability Internship
  • URBS 3896: Urban Studies Internship Seminar (CLA)
  • WRIT 3896: Internship in Technical Writing and Communication (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • WRIT 4501: Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication (CLA)
  • YOST 3032: Adolescent and Youth Development for Youthworkers (CEHD)
  • YOST 4196: Youthwork Internship (CEHD)

This list was updated on 4/1/2019. Please check back for updates or email hirtx002@umn.edu to inquire about a course not on this list. Please make sure to check on prerequisites and other requirements when considering a course

  • AECM 3096: Internship (CESP must be working in a not-for-profit or governmental organization)
  • AGRO 4096W: Professional Experience Program Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • AHS 1602: The Future Physician III: Experiences in Health
  • ANSC 4096: Professional Experience Program Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • BA 3999: Internship Seminar (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • BIOL 2301: Leadership and Service
  • BIOL 3610: Internship: Professional Experience in Biological Sciences
  • CHIC 1275/3275: Engaged Learning in the Chicano/Latino Community
  • CHIC 4275: Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework
  • CI 3101: Issues in Urban Education
  • CI 3212: Practicum in Elementary Teaching
  • CI 3283: Practicum Special Education K-6
  • CI 3611W: Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • CI 3901: Exploring the Teaching Profession I
  • COMM 3411-004: Introduction to Small Group Communication (section taught by Andrea Shada only)
  • COMM 3896: Internship in Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • CSPH 5315: Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
  • CPSY 3896: Internship in Child Psychology (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • CPSY 5241: Practicum in Early Childhood Education
  • CPSY 5281: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
  • DES 3331: Street Life Urban Design Seminar
  • DH 3238: Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning
  • ENGL 1501W: Literature and Public Life
  • ENGL 3502: Nature Stories: Environmental Discourse in Action
  • ENGL 3505: Protest Literature and Community Action
  • ENGL 3741: Literacy and American Cultural Diversity
  • EPSY 2601: Understanding Differences, Disabilities and the Career of Special Education
  • EPSY 3303: Educational Psychology Undergraduate Practicum
  • ESPM 3011W: Ethics in Natural Resources
  • ESPM 4041W: Problem Solving for Environmental Change
  • FNRM 3101/5101: Park and Protected Area Tourism
  • FSOS 1211: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Family in Multicultural America
  • FSOS 3102: Family Systems and Diversity
  • FSOS 4296: Field Study: Working With Families
  • FSCN 4096: Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • GEOG 3376: Political Ecology of North America
  • GCC 3026-001: Stepping into the gap – Understanding the challenges of supporting diversity in STEM
  • HIST 4970-001: Historical Internship
  • HORT 4096: Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • HORT 4096W: Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • JOUR 4992: Field Based Practicum
  • KIN 3696: Supervised Practical Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • LEAD 3971: Leadership Minor Field Experience
  • NURS 4305: Practicum: Community-based Care of Families Across the Life Span
  • NURS 4704: Continuum of Care Practicum
  • OLPD 4696: Human Resource Development Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • PA 1401: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action
  • PA 5108: Boards Service Practicum
  • PHIL 1007: Introduction to Political Philosophy Practicum (must be concurrently registered in PHIL 1004W: Introduction to Political Philosophy)
  • POL 3080: Faculty-Supervised Individual Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • PSY 3301: Introduction to Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 3903W: Major Project in Psychology - Community Engagement
  • REC 1501: Orientation to Leisure and Recreation (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization and do a minimum of 20 hours at one organization)
  • REC 3796: Senior Internship in Recreation, Park, and Leisure (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • SMGT 3996: Practicum: The Sport Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • SOC 3090-001: Topics in Sociology -- Structural Inequalities: Race & Housing in MN
  • SOC 4141/4141H: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 4966W-001: Capstone Experience: Seminar
  • SPAN 3401: Latino Immigration and Community Engagement
  • SPAN 2404: Medical Spanish and Community Health Service
  • SUST 4096: Sustainability Internship
  • SW 1501: Introduction to Peace Studies
  • SW 2501W: Introduction to Social Justice
  • SW 3501: Theories and Practices of Social Change Organizing
  • SW 3702: Introduction to Adult Intimate Partner Violence: Intervention and Prevention
  • SPAN 3401: Latino Immigration and Community Service
  • SPAN 3404: Medical Spanish and Community Health Service
  • SUST 4096: Sustainability Internship
  • WRIT 3896: Internship in Technical Writing and Communication (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)
  • YOST 2101: Urban Youth and Youth Studies
  • YOST 4196: Youth Work Internship

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