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Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

CE (Community Engagement) Courses

Enroll in a course that puts curricular community engagement at the center!

Everyone should take at least one CE course. Going through those experiences has so much impact on what you’re studying. When I’m talking to an artisan in Indonesia, it’s much more enriching than just reading about fair trade in a textbook. Now I know I can apply what I’m learning to the real world. These are the experiences I will remember the most about college. - Ian Wallace

At Rollins, courses with a community engagement component (including service-learning, and/or community-based research) are being offered under the designation CE (Community Engagement) in the Rollins Course Catalog. Students reflect on how service and research influence their understanding of the subject – for instance, they may journal about ethics for the popular course Death and Dying, which has a service component; or write about the community-engaged research that enhances classwork in Applied Anthropology. CE courses engage students in roughly 15-30 hrs of direct community-based work throughout the semester with non-profit organizations throughout Central Florida. Each year Rollins academic courses work with hundreds of community organizations in academic partnerships including: the HOPE Community Center, PACE Center of Girls, Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, and Watershed Action Volunteers. Students are assessed based on their learning and ability to connect curriculum and theory to practice.  Some examples of both current and past CE Courses include:

  • Digital and Mixed Media Printmaking
  • Spanish for Advanced Communication
  • Caribbean Environmental History
  • Teaching Children with Special Needs
  • Decade of Decision: England and America in the 1760’s
  • International Economics
  • Justice: Good and Evil
  • Biology and Everyday Life
  • Individualism and its Discontents
  • Death and Dying
  • Memory and the Photograph
  • Spanish Culture and Conversation
  • Landscape of Music
  • Writing for the Future
  • Endangered Earth
  • State of Florida’s Children
  • The Revolution Will Not be Televised
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies

Check out our Director explaining more about developing a CE Course!