Courses with a CBLR attribute have the following Learning outcome: By the end of the semester, the student will be able to integrate scholarly information from readings, labs, lectures and/or classroom discussions with knowledge gleaned from their community engagement experiences

Community-Based Learning and Research courses offered in Fall 2019 include:

AGS 491 – Internship in Aging Studies: This is a required internship course for students completing a minor in Aging Studies. Designed as a field placement course in an organization serving older adults, it will give students an experiential learning experience in the field of aging studies. [W] 1.000 Credit hours

BIOL 310 -Aging & Age-Related Disease: In this course, we will study aging as a developmental process defined by changes in the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the brain as well as age-associated changes in behavior. We will also examine the biological basis of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, associated with the brain’s aging process. The basis for our learning will be the formation of questions, discussions and review of the current literature, and field experiences with aging populations. [W] 1.000 Credit hours

EDU 250 – Curriculum & Instruction: This course, designed for students interested in the field of teaching, focuses on curriculum design and construction, and the conceptual and practical knowledge of teaching methods. The use of technology for instruction and accommodations for students with special needs are addressed. The course includes a field experience with 24 hours of observation and opportunities for practice teaching at a local high school. 1.000 Credit hours

EGRS 451 – Sem: Engineering & Society: This seminar focuses on how engineering impacts society as well as how society impacts the practice of engineering. Students apply the knowledge they have gained from both engineering and non-engineering courses to evaluate these impacts. Students play an active role in leading sessions, presenting results, organizing class participation, and discussing project results. This is the capstone seminar for the Bachelor of Arts in Engineering. [W] 1.000 Credit hours

FAMS 420- Capstone: This required course for FAMS majors is a chance for students to synthesize their course of study into one major individual project.The capstone is a workshop-based experience where students design and complete either a critical or creative (or some combination of the two) project that results in a public presentation of their most advanced work as FAMS majors. 1.000 Credit hours

FYS 029: Let’s Go Outside: What does it mean to spend time outside, and who does that for fun?!? In this seminar, we will consider how social stratification across race, class, age, and gender shapes participation in and appreciation for the outdoors. We will practice taking notice of the world around us, and in doing so, ask questions about access, social diversity, and inclusion in the environmental movement. And we will go outside. 1.000 Credit hours

FYS 141: Mathematics of Social Justice: Alexander Hamilton said, ”The first duty of society is justice.” Today there is vociferous argument about the prevalence of justice. To what degree is society just? Are there practical ways to make it more just? This course considers the importance of understanding data and applying mathematics to ask these questions and to explore meaningful answers. Using mathematics that everybody is taught, we’ll try to make sense out of conflicting opinions, so as to discover the importance of quantitative literacy for all citizens in a democracy.
1.000 Credit hours

PSYC 230 – Lifespan Development I: This course uses a biopsychosocial perspective to examine theories of development from the prenatal stage of development to late life. We will examine processes underlying physical, cognitive, neurological, social and personality development over the lifespan. Classic and current research is highlighted to show how evidence is generated in developmental science. Practical application is emphasized. 1.000 Credit hours

WGS 249 – Women in the US Criminal Justice System: This course engages students in critical analysis of the criminal justice system and of significant innovations and proposals for reform of policies, programs, and practices. This seminar will introduce the student to the history of women in prison, the profile of women prisoners, operational and security challenges for prison administrators, and a review of the special needs for rehabilitation among women prisoners. The service learning component of this seminar is an opportunity for a small group of students from Lafayette College and a group of residents of the Northampton County Correctional Facility (NCP) to exchange ideas and perceptions about crime and justice, the criminal justice system, corrections, and imprisonment. [GM1] 1.000 Credit hours

CONNECTED CLASSROOMS: Connected Classrooms is an experiential learning model that partners Lafayette classrooms with elementary classrooms in the Easton Area School District. The program was developed in alignment with the United Way’s vision of promoting positive youth development in the Lehigh Valley and also supports Pennsylvania’s academic standards for career education. Lafayette students involved in the program grow in their understanding of personal, social, and professional responsibility as they work closely with each other and faculty within the school district to translate course content into age-appropriate learning modules for their elementary partners. Courses participating in Connected Classrooms in Fall 2019 are:

  • CE 321 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science
  • CHE 413 – Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • EVST 230 – Water Problems, Water Solutions
  • FYS 066 – Do You Feel My Pain?
  • FYS 117 – Demonstrating Science
  • MATH 338 – Advanced Regression Analysis
  • PSYC 230 – Lifespan Development I