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Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

CE (Community Engagement) Courses

Community engagement is at the core of many Rollins course curriculums!

Courses with a community engagement component (including service-learning, and/or community-based research) are offered under the designation CE (Community Engagement) in the Rollins Course Catalog. In these courses, 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 or write about the community-engaged research that enhances classwork in Applied Anthropology.
Each semester CE courses engage students in roughly 15-30 hrs of direct community-based work with nonprofit organizations throughout Central Florida. Rollins works 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 current and past CE Courses include:
  • Caribbean Environmental History
  • Teaching Children with Special Needs
  • Justice: Good and Evil
  • Biology and Everyday Life
  • 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
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies

"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

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