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 2022 include:

EDUC 250 – Curriculum and 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 – 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

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

PSYC 242 – Educational Psychology: This course introduces students to the theory and research underlying instructional practice. Topics include cognitive and behavioral approaches to learning, components of effective teaching, classroom motivation, measurement and testing issues, and consideration of individual differences. 1.000 Credit hours

WGS 353 – Single Motherhood: This course examines the cultural ideologies, institutions, and public policies that affect single women’s experience of motherhood, with particular attention to the challenges faced by teenage and low-income single mothers. This is a community-based learning and research seminar; outside of class time, students will interact regularly with local teen moms, families living in transitional housing shelters, and/or non-profit agencies that support these women and their children-then engage in collaborative research or activist projects designed to support these members of the Easton community. [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.