Community-engaged learning courses take students beyond the classroom, where they collaborate with communities—in Ithaca and around the globe—to design, implement and evaluate real solutions to real problems. These academically rigorous courses advance knowledge within specific fields of study while preparing students to become lifelong learners and leaders with a public purpose who practice respect and empathy; seek collaboration, equity and creativity; and embrace differences and build belonging.
Cornell offers community-engaged learning courses in many different disciplines, and the list keeps growing. See the list below or search the catalog:
- click on Course Descriptions
- check the box for “find whole word or phrase only”
- enter (CU-CEL) as a Keyword.
A community-engaged learning course is one that includes an organized community-engaged activity outside the context of the classroom and does the following:
- Addresses a specific interest, problem or public concern
- Includes working with and learning from a community partner
- Connects and integrates community-engaged experiences with educational content
- Includes structured, documented critical reflection
Learn more: einhorn.cornell.edu.