Spring 2017 Community-Based Learning Courses
This is a sampling of CBL courses collected prior to the corresponding semester's advising period. If you would like to see your course added to this list, please email Cody Fleeger, CBL Fellow.
Landscape Ecology (GEOG 250, ENVR 250, BIOL 250), Todd Lookingbill
Landscape Ecology is an applied science that focuses on the development, consequences, and management of environmental patterns. These patterns include the spatial distributions of species and the environment resources upon which they depend. A focus this semester will be on invasive species management in collaboration with the James River Park System.
Doing Business in Latin America (IBUS 388), George Hiller
The principal focus of this course is on experiential learning. Student teams work with a Richmond-area business that is interested in expanding sales in Latin America. The student teams research, develop and prepare market entry strategies for the company. The “final exam” is a formal management presentation to the client company in which the students must present (and defend) their marketing recommendations to the client and professor. This is a Robins School of Business course. However, the course is open to non-RSB students via permission from the Assoc. Dean for Intl. Business Programs, Dr. Tom Cosse. There are no prerequisites for course.
Theatre for Social Change II (THTR 314), Chuck Mike
Theatre for Social Change II is a production laboratory which initiates dramatic activity in a specific local community. These environments range from schools, homes for the elderly, correctional institutions, community centers or any chosen communal space. Students will dominantly act as facilitators and will learn and pass on theatre skills to the community participants towards the creation of a play that addresses community concerns. Research, data analysis, scenario development, theatre games and playmaking techniques will be used to investigate and inspire the community participants to question their lives and environment with a view towards progressive social action. No previous theatre experience is needed.