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 Spring 2021 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

EDU 350 – Curriculum & Instruction II: This course emphasizes the teaching of mathematics, science, English, social studies, and foreign languages. In addition to reinforcement of the research-based essential elements of instruction, it includes an extensive field experience requiring students to observe and engage in micro-teaching at a local secondary school. Designed for those seeking secondary teacher certification.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 CLASSROOMSConnected 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.