Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses connect students and faculty directly with local communities and their members as part of the content of the course. This pedagogical approach is based on the premise that the most profound learning often comes from experience that is supported by guidance, context-providing, foundational knowledge, and intellectual analysis. Here you will find a listing of CBL courses to be offered in Fall 2014: http://www.swarthmore.edu/lang-center-for-civic-and-social-responsibility/community-based-learning-(cbl).xml
Activism ♦ Advocacy ♦ Scholarship ♦ Service ♦ Social Entrepreneurship
In 2001, Eugene M. Lang '38 established the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility "to inspire and provide vision, leadership and support toward fulfilling an essential dimension of the liberal arts mission of Swarthmore College: to prepare and motivate students to understand and engage issues of civic and social concern and...to set their own paths towards shaping a more just and compassionate world."