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The Community Studies Program
The Community Studies minor in Interdisciplinary Studies is designed to prepare students for community-based research. Community Studies students are required to consult with a faculty advisor to design an academic path of study that meaningfully integrates continuing community-based research and engagement with their course work. More than a cumulative set of courses, the self-designed minor is structured to support and fulfilll scholarly plans to complete a capstone community-based, undergraduate research experience, Honors thesis in their major, or a Self-Designed Major in Community Studies.
Each year Community Studies will announce a date in the fall term by which students must apply to declare the minor. To be eligible, students must have attained sophomore status and have either completed, or currently be taking, the required introductory course (either a Sharpe freshman seminar or CMST 250 ). To declare, students must meet with a member of the Advisory Committee prior to this deadline.
Description of Courses
Community Studies courses support enrollment for the freshman Sharpe Community Scholars Program, the Community Studies Minor, and upper-level students who want to integrate community-based projects into academic classes.
Programs and Course Descriptions