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 priorities or 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 8/25/2021. 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.

  • AGRO 4096W: Professional Experience Program Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (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)
  • 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 (CESP students must be working in a non-profit, community group or governmental organization) (CBS)
  • CI 3101: Issues in Urban Education  (CEHD)
  • CI 3212: Practicum in Elementary Teaching (CEHD)
  • CI 3283: Practicum Special Education K-6 (CEHD)
  • CI 3611W: Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language (CEHD)
  • CI 3901: Exploring the Teaching Profession I (CEHD)
  • COMM 1101-014, -018, & -024 Introduction to Public Speaking (sections taught by Liora Elias only) (CLA)
  • COMM 3411-002: Introduction to Small Group Communication (section taught by Andrea Shada only) (CLA)
  • COMM 3614: Advanced Public Policy and Debate (CLA)
  • COMM 3896: Internship in Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • COMM 4251: Environmental Communication (CLA)
  • 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) (CEHD)
  • CPSY 5241: Practicum in Early Childhood Education (CEHD)
  • CPSY 5281: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (CEHD)
  • CPSY 5996: Field Experience in Applied Child and Adolescent Development (CEHD)
  • DH 3238: Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning (COD)
  • ENGL 1501W: Literature and Public Life (CLA)
  • ENGL 3023: Children’s Literature (CLA)
  • ENGL 3502: Nature Stories: Environmental Discourse in Action (CLA)
  • ENGL 3505: Protest Literature and Community Action (CLA) 
  • ENGL 3741: Literacy and American Cultural Diversity (CLA)
  • EPSY 2601: Understanding Differences, Disabilities and the Career of Special Education (CEHD)
  • EPSY 3303: Educational Psychology Undergraduate Practicum (CEHD)
  • EPSY 3303H: Educational Psychology Undergraduate Practicum (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 4041W: Problem Solving for Environmental Change (CFANS)
  • ESPM 4096: Professional Experience Program Internship (CFANS) 
  • FNRM 3101: Park and Protected Area Tourism (CFANS)
  • FNRM 5101: Park and Protected Area Tourism (CFANS)
  • FSOS 1211: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Family in Multicultural America (CEHD)
  • FSOS 4296: Field Study: Working With Families (CEHD)
  • FSCN 4096: Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS) 
  • GEOG 3376: Political Ecology of North America (CLA)
  • HIST 3000: New Topics in History: Youth and Public History (CLA)
  • HIST 3001: Public History (CLA)
  • HIST 4970: History Day Mentorship  (CLA)
  • HORT 4096W: Professional Experience Program: Internship (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CFANS)
  • JOUR 5196: Field Based Practicum (CLA)
  • KIN 3696: Supervised Practical Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)  (CEHD)
  • LEAD 3971: Leadership Minor Field Experience (UGE) 
  • MGMT 5018: Philanthropy & Fundraising Strategy (CSOM)
  • NURS 4303: Practicum: Person Centered Care of Adults in Acute Care (SON)
  • NURS 4305: Practicum: Community-based Care of Families Across the Life Span (SON)
  • NURS 4435: Immunization Tour (SON)
  • NURS 4703: Specialty Focused Practicum I (SON)
  • NURS 4704: Continuum of Care Practicum (SON)
  • OLPD 4696: Applied Experience in Business Marketing Education & Human Resource Development (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)  (CEHD)
  • PA 1401: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action
  • POL 3080: Internship in Politics or Government (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
  • PSY 3301: Introduction to Cultural Psychology (CLA)
  • PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology (CLA)
  • PSY 3903W: Major Project in Psychology - Community Engagement (CLA)
  • SMGT 3996: Practicum: The Sport Experience (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization)  (CEHD)
  • SOC 4141/4141H: Youth Crime & Punishment (CLA)
  • SOC 4190: Topics in Sociology with Law, Criminology, and Deviance Emphasis - Black Lives Matter and the Future of Policing (CLA)
  • SOC 4966W-001: Capstone Experience: Seminar (CLA)
  • SW 1501: Introduction to Peace Studies  (CEHD)
  • SW 2501W: Introduction to Social Justice  (CEHD)           
  • SW 3501: Theories and Practices of Social Change Organizing  (CEHD)
  • SW 3702: Introduction to Adult Intimate Partner Violence: Intervention and Prevention  (CEHD)
  • SPAN 3401: Latino Immigration and Community Engagement (CLA)
  • SUST 4096: Sustainability Internship (CLA)
  • 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 4662W: Writing With Digital Technologies (CLA)
  • YOST 2101: Urban Youth and Youth Issues  (CEHD)
  • YOST 3321: Facilitating Outdoor Experiences  (CEHD)
  • YOST 4196: Youthwork Internship (CEHD)

This list was updated on 12/2/2020. 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. Due to COVID-19 some courses have created alternatives to CEL. 


    •    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
    •    AMER 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CLA)
    •    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)
    •    ARTS 3896: Internship (CESP students must be working 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)
    •    CESP 3993-002: Exploring Self, Community, and Engagement during Turbulent Times
    •    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
    •    COMM 3411-005, -006: Small Group Communication (Andrea Shada sections only) (CLA)
    •    COMM 3614: Advanced Public Policy and Debate (CLA)
    •    COMM 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CLA)
    •    COMM 4251: 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: 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)
    •    CI 5414: Practicum: Working with Developing Readers (CEHD)
    •    ECON 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CESP students must be working in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
    •    ENGL 1501W-001: Literature of Public Life - (CLA)
    •    ENGL 1501W-002: Literature of Public Life - Trauma Literature (CLA)
    •    ENGL 1501W-003: Literature of Public Life - (CLA)
    •    ENGL 1501W-004: Literature of Public Life - (CLA)
    •    ENGL 1501W-005: Literature of Public Life  - (CLA)
    •    ENGL 1501W-006: 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 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)
    •    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)
    •    HECU 355W: Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling and Activism From Consumers to Creators
    •    HECU 3556: Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling and Activism Digital Laboratory
    •    HECU 3557: Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling, and Activism Digital Media Internship
    •    HECU 3558: Making Media, Making Change: Digital Technologies, Storytelling, and Activism Digital Media Internship
    •    HECU 3571W: Inequality in America: A Political Economy Approach
    •    HECU 3572: Inequality in America: Political Sociology of Building Power, Change and Equity
    •    HECU 3573: Inequality in America: Internship and Integration Seminar
    •    HECU 3581: Art for Social Change: Art and Culture in Political, Social and Historical Context
    •    HECU 3582: Art for Social Change: Arts Praxis - Social Justice Theory and Practice in the Field
    •    HECU 3583: Art for Social Change: Intersections of Art, Identity and Advocacy Internship & Integration Seminar
    •    HECU 3591: Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, & Cmty Action Climate & Environmental Justice
    •    HECU 3592: Environmental Sustainability: Ecology and Socio-ecological Systems Change
    •    HECU 3593: Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, & Cmty Action Field Research Method & Investigation
    •    HECU 3594: Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, & Cmty Action Internship
    •    HIST 3896: Internship for Academic Credit (CLA)
    •    HIST 4970: History Day Mentorship (CLA)
    •    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 3971-001: Leadership Minor Field Experience - Youth & Education
    •    LEAD 3971-002: Leadership Minor Field Experience - Social Entrepreneurship
    •    LEAD 3971-003: Leadership Minor Field Experience - Health Equities
    •    MGMT 4000: Social Venturing in Action (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)
    •    PA 5426: Community-Engaged Research and Policy with Marginalized Groups (HSPA)
    •    POL 3080: Internships in Politics or Government  (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CLA)
    •    PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology (CLA)
    •    PSY 3903W: Major Project - Community Engagement (CLA)
    •    RM 4196: Internship in Retail Merchandising (CESP students must be in a non-profit or governmental organization) (CDES)
    •    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 3501: Theories and Practices of Social Change Organizing (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)
    •    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 4501/5501: Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication (CLA)
    •    WRIT 4573W: Writing Proposals and Grant Management (CLA)
    •    YOST 4196: Youthwork Internship (CEHD)
    •    YOST 4411: Youth Research and Youth Program Evaluation (CEHD)

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