Across disciplines and in every school and college, students are taking part in exciting community-engaged work, and helping build stronger communities in Vermont and beyond. Each year between 80-100 community-engaged learning courses are offered at UVM. They can be identified by the "SL" or "CL" in the course title and in the online schedule of courses. These courses create meaningful partnerships between students, community partners, and faculty to provide students with hands-on learning in real-world situations.

Find community-engaged courses in the SOC

Use the filter "Any Service Learning" (see image below) to search for designated Service Learning (SL) and Civic Learning (CL) courses in the online schedule of courses
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Community-Engaged Learning: Highlights

  • senior in a story telling class

    PRNU 121: Geronotology

    The key assignment for the class: develop and implement weekly “reminiscence therapy” sessions at a nearby independent and assisted living community. For senior citizens, the chance to tell their stories — both in writing and in conversation — increases social interaction and improves psychological wellbeing. For students, listening helps them learn about the needs of the elderly as well as their rich personal histories.