Community-Based Learning

Jason Robinson portraitPresident Biddy Martin with students presenting researchStudent performance dance in community-based learning course Performance ProjectStudents in oral history interviewStudent testing water on Connecticut River

Community-based learning takes many forms at Amherst College.  From project-based courses that advance the work of local organizations to faculty/student research collaborations, the possibilities seem endless.  For inspiration, read more about the faculty projects that the CCE has funded through the Engaged Scholarship Initiative and the variety of courses that have been offered by departments across campus. 

If you want to take a community-based learning course, browse the list of current courses and contact Sarah Barr, director of academic programs, with any questions.