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Community-Based and Community-Engaged Learning Courses

Students can take courses across majors that contain a Community-Based/Community-Engaged Learning component. Building upon the foundations established in CIVC 101, these courses provide students with an opportunity to combine classroom learning with community engagement and reflection to think critically and deeply about pressing social issues and real-world applications of academic learning. Learn more.

Please note that, in accordance with the University's response to the Coronavirus outbreak, many courses will be offered remotely and there may be adjustments to the descriptions below. Please reach out to Carrie Hutnick (email below) or the course instructor for further details and questions. 

To view current and upcoming courses, please see below. Click here to see past term CBL/CEL courses. Questions? Please email Carrie Hutnick at cah426@drexel.edu. 

Spring Term 2021-2022 

College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT-290 34500 Writers Room Experience Kirsten Kaschock Wednesday 11:00am-12:20am Community-Based Learning
Course Description
The Writers Room Experience builds community writing skills, with a particular emphasis on active listening, multi-modal storytelling, collaborative text production, and the processing of heterogeneous group experiences through field note-taking and reflective and recursive writing practices. This course is meant to be repeatable, and taken for variable credit (0-3) depending on the time commitment the student contracts for and their available credits.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS/Westphal GST T380/URBS T580 34916/34865 Sanctuary Cities Steve Dolph Monday 6:00pm-8:50pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
Historically associated with privately held enclosures within urban space (churches, homes, gardens), "sanctuary" is increasingly understood as a public practice that shapes public policy. This course explores the role of so-called "sanctuary cities" municipalities that limit their collaboration with (and sometimes openly defy) state and federal agencies within the bitter struggle to reform the US immigration system. We examine the historical records, interviews, legal statutes, executive orders, artistic projects, and literature that have shaped this contested issue, with particular focus on how cities at once activate and restrict the revolutionary potential of sanctuary.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS 261 31368 Prison, Society, & You Cyndi Rickards Thursday 1:00-3:50pm Side-By-Side Course
Course Description
This course utilizes the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program to explore the relationship between individuals and the prison system. The Inside-Out Exchange Program is an evolving set of projects that creates opportunities for dialogue between those on the outside and those on the inside of the nation’s correctional facilities. The program demonstrates the potential for dynamic collaborations between institutions of higher education and correctional institutions. Most importantly, through this unique exchange, Inside-Out, this course seeks to deepen the conversation and transform ways of thinking about crime and justice (Crabbe, Pompa, 2004)./
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal DSRE T580 35112 Aging and Design June He Tuesday 12:30pm-3:20pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
This course invites you to engage in the co-design dialogue with older adults by collaborating in an interdisciplinary environment. Here we will explore how product design can positively impact the daily experience of older adults. We will compare different cultural contexts of aging in the world, study design thinking and process, practice empathic co-design methods, hone cross-generational communication skills, and investigate speculative design technologies in the future.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS ENG 395 33188 Creative Communities: Original Research on Writing at Drexel Elizabeth Kimball Wednesday 11:00am- 12:20 pm Community Based Learning
Course Description
This special topics course offers several compelling opportunities: 1) to experience the fun of archival research, locating and analyzing original historic documents and artifacts 2) research and write an academic article for possible publication in the undergraduate journal Young Scholars in Writing, and 3) grow in appreciation of our department¿s many connections with creative community writing in the present by connecting it to those who have come before us. While Drexel has been known as a science and engineering school, creative and diverse community work has also always been present, and can be located in archival sources from literary magazines to WKDU to the college catalog. In this class, we will work with Drexel archivists to learn about the theory and practice of archival research, and then develop our own research and writing projects about what we find. Our goal is explore how creative community writing has shaped our local context and created a legacy for our work today. This is a writing intensive course.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Pennoni HNRS T380 35117 Community Development and Resilience Ahaji Schreffler and Adam Zahn Tuesday 6:30pm-9:20pm Community Based Learning
Course Description
Little Haiti: Community Development and Resilience is a hybrid course that introduces students to the issues and ethics of development, service, and civic engagement both domestically and abroad. Through a holistic lens, students will learn the impacts (both successes and failures) that development efforts can have on the communities they aim to serve. We will explore case studies from both Haiti (often referred to as the "Republic of NGOs") and Little Haiti, Miami, to learn about the importance of a community-driven approach as a model for sustainable development. Students will complete both online and synchronous class sessions, culminating in 4 days of experiential learning in Little Haiti, Miami, home of the largest Haitian Diaspora in the world during Week 9 of Spring Quarter. Students will interview Haitian leaders of best practice non-profit development organizations to learn through real life examples about the methods, challenges, and impact of a community based approach to development in our local communities and internationally. Due to the travel component, students must apply for the course here: https://studyabroad.drexel.edu/?go=HaitiCommunityDevelopment.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS 403-130 34690 Policing: Theory and Practice Cyndi Rickards Monday & Wednesday 2:00-3:50pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
This is course examines contemporary issues in policing, representing a unique collaboration between the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Drexel University Police Department. The course offers both a classroom component that grounds students in the academics of policing, as well as a Citizen Police Academy experience to teach certain aspects of policing through practice. Each week, students will study a policing topic in class and then participate in a simulated police activity hosted by Drexel police officers. These simulated activities include car stops, shoot-don't-shoot scenarios, responding to mass shooting events, and drug seizures. Ultimately, this course hopes to integrate two aspects of American policing that are typically separated: How we teach policing, and how we do policing.

Winter Term 2021-2022 

College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Lindy Center/Global Engagement CIVC-T380 26429 Approaches to Social Change: Learn. Engage. Reflect. Adam Zahn M, W, F, 12-12:50pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
This course expands on CIVC101 for students interested in further engaging with concepts such as positionality and proximity to communities, both local and global, as well as frameworks for understanding how to make social change. The course will utilize the Lindy Center's "learn, engage, and reflect" model to consider successes, challenges, and obstacles to engaging civically in an ever-changing, interconnected global context. Students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and experiential activities around civic engagement and social issues with peers at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Students plan and develop a term project alongside their peers that integrates the academic and community-based knowledge acquired in their curriculum.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS-260 25150 Justice in Our Community Cyndi Rickards Monday 10:00am-11:50am (Recitation: Tuesday-Thursday at designated times) Community-Based Learning
Course Description
This course is a seminar style community-based learning course that will begin with an introduction to justice in urban communities and examine problems unique to cities. The will include class lectures and on-site work with our community partners at UConnect. The synthesis of scholarship and community classroom experience will provide a holistic lens in which to explore issues in our urban community. Topics include urban economies, access to education and health care, digital divides and crime. Students who take this course will also register for one recitation section of CJS 260 (Register with CRN: 13454).
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS 261 25150 Places of Justice Cyndi Rickards Tuesday 2:00pm-4:50pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
We often debate the theory and praxis of justice and do not analyze the very places and spaces that encourage (or discourage) justice. Throughout this course students will practice justice by engaging with faculty, students, and community. This course will begin by analyzing classic and contemporary theories of justice. Upon the development of a theoretical foundation, students will explore and engage with the built environment and other social structures which support justice or create unjust places and practices. Topics include the built environment and infrastructure, climate, housing, education, and correctional facilities.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal URBS 601 23033 Civic Engagement and Participatory Methods Andrew Zitcer and Susanna Gilbertson Tuesday 6:30-9:20pm Side-By-Side Course
Course Description
In this Side-by-Side course, West Philadelphia residents learn alongside Drexel students in a mutually respectful environment. The purpose is to equip the participants with tools to live, thrive, and advocate for greater socioeconomic, and racial inclusion within a changing community. Over the course of ten sessions, students will gain awareness of themselves as leaders, learn how to work effectively in groups, and create shared community engagement projects. They will explores and examine how communities accomplish planned change through a number of models including community development, social planning, social action and public advocacy. /
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Pennoni Honors HON-301 25657 Your Place in the World Cyndi Rickards Tuesday 5:00pm-7:50pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
The health of our communities depends on democratic engagement and public participation. Individually, and as a society, we arguably have an obligation to engage in shaping our future and recognize a larger public purpose. Through this course, students will explore their discipline’s public purpose, reflect on their lived experience and future social impact. Throughout this course, students will reflect upon experiences that led them to their major by mapping their civic pathway, curricular experiences, and co-curricular engagement. We will explore concepts of being a citizen in society, and critically analyze the following questions: What does citizenship mean? What are your civic experiences and who are your role models? How can you make an impact on your community, discipline, workforce, or world?
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT 290 24841 Writers Room Experience Kirsten Kaschock Wednesday 11:00am- 12:20 pm Community Based Learning
Course Description
The Writers Room Experience builds community writing skills, with a particular emphasis on active listening, multi-modal storytelling, collaborative text production, and the processing of heterogeneous group experiences through field note-taking and reflective and recursive writing practices. This course is meant to be repeatable, and taken for variable credit (0-3) depending on the time commitment the student contracts for and their available credits.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT 315 23498 Writing for Social Change Liz Kimball Monday and Wednesday 12:30pm-1:50pm Community Based Learning
Course Description
Focusing on current social issues, students will explore the history and legacy of a particular social issue and learn from those working to change it. Students will write to reflect on the dimensions of change, practice with professional genres, and gather support to address the issue. This is a side-by-side, community- based learning course. Drexel students will work alongside staff from UESF, a Philadelphia organization committed to a holistic, preventive, and cost-efficient approach to assisting vulnerable families impacted by housing crises. Class meetings will be held in the UESF conference room at 1608 Walnut Street one day per week and on campus one day per week.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS PSCI T180-130 24695 Community Read Amelia Hoover Green Thursday 6:00-6:50pm Community-Based Learning
Course Description
Students, faculty, staff, and local community members will deeply read, and collectively discuss, a discuss a single important book about a social justice topic. Each week features a guest speaker about a topic related to the Community Read. REGISTRATION NOTE: Students may earn only 0 or 1 credit for this class. Any registrations for 1+ credits will be manually changed to 1.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CNHP HSAD T480 25330 Philadelphia’s Black Doctors Sharrona Pearl Tuesday 3:00pm-5:50pm Community Based Learning
Course Description
This course is an amazing opportunity to work directly in the Mutter Museum¿s archives to curate a video or online exhibit of Philadelphia¿s Black Doctors in History. Students will gain hands-on experience working with primary sources in the museum¿s holdings to produce a final product that the museum will display online in their upcoming exhibit. The course will explore the history of Black doctors right here in Philadelphia while learning basic principles of museum display and curation. We will consider the structural inequalities these doctors faced and how that impacted the practice of medicine and the care of the city¿s Black community from the nineteenth century through the present.

Fall Term 2021-2022 

College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS-260 13453 Justice in Our Community Cyndi Rickards Tuesday 9:00am-10:50pm; Recitation Monday 10am-11:50am Remote Synchronous
Course Description
This course is a seminar style community-based learning course that will begin with an introduction to justice in urban communities and examine problems unique to cities. The will include class lectures and on-site work with our community partners at UConnect. The synthesis of scholarship and community classroom experience will provide a holistic lens in which to explore issues in our urban community. Topics include urban economies, access to education and health care, digital divides and crime. Students who take this course will also register for one recitation section of CJS 260 (Register with CRN: 13454).
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS 261 15540 Prison, Society and You Cyndi Rickards TBD Online
Course Description
This course utilizes the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program to explore the relationship between individuals and the prison system. The Inside-Out Exchange Program is an evolving set of projects that creates opportunities for dialogue between those on the outside and those on the inside of the nation’s correctional facilities. The program demonstrates the potential for dynamic collaborations between institutions of higher education and correctional institutions. Most importantly, through this unique exchange, Inside-Out, this course seeks to deepen the conversation and transform ways of thinking about crime and justice (Crabbe, Pompa, 2004).
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal FMST T30-001 15449 Climate Films and Advocacy Benjamin Kalina and Elizabeth Watson Friday 1:00pm-3:50pm Special Topics Lecture
Course Description
Students will examine global climate change and actions to address climate change through film, viewing films designed to entertain, inform, and advocate for taking action to address the climate crisis. Students will preview films, participate in, and help moderate panel discussions, and design and implement survey instruments to assess film impact. The course capstone project will be organizing a one-day film festival for the public focused on climate change to be held in November at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The course is being co-taught by a film professor whose work has focused on the environment and the climate crisis, and an environmental scientist whose research focuses on climate change impacts, and thus will include discussion of scientific content as well as film impact campaigns.td>
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Pennoni Honors HON-315-001 15944 Just Cities Cyndi Rickards Monday 1:00pm-1:50pm and Tuesday 9:00am-10:50am Hybrid
Course Description
Americans, now more than ever, have been forced to reckon with a history of injustice which has manifest in broad structural inequality. Within this course we will explore the social structures, or agents of justice, (e.g.: employment, immigration, race, education, health care, housing) which support healthy communities or perpetuate injustice. Students will discern their position and place in our community ecosystem while engaging with course themes. Each week students will apply course material and connect with our global partners in Amsterdam to educate one another about our city’s state of justice. Students will compare the policies, applications of social justice in their communities and ultimately craft a social policy recommendation. This course offers students an opportunity to learn about our city, analyze issues of justice, and explore the lived experiences of those in our city. The relationship with our global partners provides not only an inter-cultural experience but, also an opportunity to gain the critical skill of developing different communication styles to work together effectively and respectfully in a diverse team.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS SPAN 340 15519 After Maria Steve Dolph Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm- 3:50 pm Face to Face
Course Description
The idea that modern environmental disasters are caused not by "natural" forces but rather by human actions took root after Hurricane Katrina, which permanently displaced tens of thousands of people--mostly poor people of color--from the lower Mississippi delta. After Katrina, public institutions like schools, hospitals, and utilities were haphazardly privatized in a process known as "disaster capitalism." This process was repeated when Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in 2017, only now the effects were aggravated by the colonial status of an archipelago burdened by massive debt, predatory economic policies, and cynical austerity measures. This course will examine the aftermath of María in Puerto Rico--on the one hand as a byproduct of grotesque climate barbarism, and on the other as a transformative catalyst that has inspired a wave of grassroots political, environmental, and social justice movements, both on the island and in the global diaspora.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Pennoni Honors HON 301-002 15958 Prison Reading Project Casey Hirsch Monday 2:00pm-4:50pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
Throughout the term, we will explore the root and ongoing causes and harsh realities of mass incarceration in the U.S. Each week in our online class, we will reflect on various readings. We will also share and discuss relevant media that deepen our understanding of the troubling state of mass incarceration, as well as trends leading toward and away from criminal justice reform. Some weeks we will have speakers visit the classroom to tell us of their involvement in criminal justice. Weekly reflective writing and a final researched reflection on a relevant topic of your choice will make up the written part of the course.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Pennoni Honors HON T380-130 16105 Little Haiti Community Development and Resilience Adam Zahn and Ahaji Schreffler TBD Hybrid
Course Description
Little Haiti: Community Development and Resilience is an Intensive-Course Abroad that introduces students to the issues and ethics of development, service, and civic engagement both domestically and abroad. Through a holistic lens, students will learn the impacts (both successes and failures) that development efforts can have on the communities they aim to serve. We will explore case studies from both Haiti (often referred to as the "Republic of NGOs") and Little Haiti, Miami, to learn about the importance of a community-driven approach as a model for sustainable development. Students will complete pre-travel online modules and class sessions, followed by experiential learning in Little Haiti, Miami, home of the largest Haitian Diaspora in the world. Students will gain an understanding of best practices in community-based development by interviewing Haitian leaders of best practice non-profit development organizations to learn through real life examples about the methods, challenges, and impact of a community based approach to development in our local communities and internationally. This course is an ICA, please visit the program page for further information: https://studyabroad.drexel.edu/index.cfm?.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Pennoni Honors HON 301 001 15943 Storytelling and Social Impact Helene Furjan Mondays 7:00pm-9:50pm Face to Face
Course Description
This course looks at the intersection of digital storytelling and civic innovation, examining and testing the ways in which storytelling, as a “technology of the social,” can both document and catalyze impact. Civic innovation highlights active citizen-participation; it is a collaborative, community-informed approach to addressing hyperlocal challenges that leverages the resources and partnership of the university to empower communities to innovate for, and by, themselves. Student projects explore storytelling as a mechanism to create communication and knowledge-sharing, invite participation, and generate partnerships across constituencies, organizations, fields, and identities.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT 290- 001 14213 Writers Room Experience Kristen Kaschock Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:50pm Face to Face
Course Description
This studio course is a blend of seminar and field work. Students select their community writing experience from a number of Writers Room programs. You will build skills beyond the classroom, including active listening, storytelling, collaborative text production, and the processing of group experiences through field note-taking and reflective writing practices.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT 280- 001 16375 Writers Room Lab Valerie Fox Thursdays 6:00pm-6:50pm Face to Face
Course Description
This Community-Based Learning course is open to Drexel students and our neighbors. A single-credit laboratory, it attaches to courses with projects engaging in civic action and allows motivated students more time to integrate the knowledge from an academic class with community work. In collaboration with the Pennoni Honors College’s year-long Symposium on Aging, our Fall 2021 Lab will focus on cross-disciplinary artistic work to explore memories and meanings of home and life stages. We will avail ourselves of the collaborative opportunities that come with working with a multigenerational group of writers. You will also have the chance to explore your own genealogies through different genres or medium. Registration by instructor permission only.

Winter Term 2020-2021 

College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS-261 21924 Prison, Society, and You Cyndi Rickards Thursday 1:00pm-3:50pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
This course aims to learn, reflect and engage with our history and systems of incarceration. Students will analyze who is imprisoned, the contemporary correctional experience while understanding the human experience and cost of incarceration. Students will engage with formerly incarcerated students, in an engaged learning environment as they learn about the criminal justice system and reflect on perceptions of prisons and of people both inside and outside of them.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS 303 26285 Applications of Justice Doug Porpora Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm-4:50pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
This course will explore the topic is justice as practiced in a criminal context. When we speak of criminal justice, what do we mean by justice? What are the ways in which our criminal justice system is and is not just and how does justice in a criminal context fit with our broader understandings of justice? Students will engage with formerly incarcerated students, in an engaged learning environment to learn about the criminal justice system as they reflect on perceptions of prisons and people in them.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT 215-001 22187 Story Medicine Nomi Eve Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am-12:20pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
Story Medicine is a Community Engaged Learning Course in Fiction Writing and Imagination Pedagogy. Drexel students explore the question “what are the unique entertainment and enrichment needs of hospitalized children?” In weekly Zoom interviews, kids living with chronic illness help co-teach the class, parents of patients provide first hand-experience, and college-age cancer survivors help us understand their unique needs and perspective. Drexel Story Medicine students create YouTube videos, tik toks, and Instagram posts specifically for kids in hospitals, and write fiction for read-aloud stories in which characters with illness and disability take center stage. Students will also undertake self-reflective writing, and become active participants in building this course and the “Story Medicine Show” for future quarters.td>
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT-315-001 24991 Writing for Social Change Elizabeth Kimball Wednesday 6:00pm-8:50pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
In Writing for Social Change, Drexel students will learn together with the staff of UESF, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families get out of poverty. We will consider the place of writing for social change from both a humanities and professional perspective. Our goal is to create a community composed of UESF staff and Drexel students that o builds empathy and human connection o increases expertise with writing as a tool for professional and public work o deepens understanding of philosophy and strategy of social change aimed at greater inclusion, prosperity, and equality.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal URBS 610 23660 Civic Engagement and Participatory Methods Andrew Zitcer and Susanna Gilbertson Mondays 6 – 8:50 pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
This course examines the relationship between civic engagement, democratic participation and community change in urban settings. Students will gain awareness of themselves as leaders and members of a group. They will explore styles of facilitation, decision making in groups, and large and small forms of civic engagement. By the end of the course, students will be more competent and effective communicators, overcoming one of the largest shortcomings of contemporary urban practitioners. Students will discuss leadership in the context of consensus building – creating shared goals, negotiating on behalf of lay people and professional entities, facilitating community meetings and other decision-making forums, and the management of stakeholder expectations.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal DANCE 222-001 22746 Dance Pedagogy Valerie Ifill Thursdays 12:00pm-2:50pm Remote Synchronous
Course Description
This course partners with the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships’ dance programming for youth and families to apply methods and concepts learned win the course within the context of community dance classes. Students will explore the social and physical development of children as it relates to the teaching of dance. They will develop and practice a repertoire of techniques for teaching children and adults while contributing to community programming at a local partner organization.

Fall Term 2020-2021 

College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS COM376-900 12045 Nonprofit Communication Lawrence Souder Online Online
Course Description
All nonprofit organizations must develop and maintain effective communication strategies in order to survive in a competitive economy. Nonprofits have unique needs and limitations in their long-term goals and short-term operations that relate to communication. This course introduces students to the ways nonprofits communicate with both their constituents and their benefactors. Students will explore these two perspectives on nonprofit communication through a combination of readings about best practices, dialogues with local representatives in the nonprofit sector, and direct contact and work for a local nonprofit organization.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS CJS 260 15533 Justice in Our Community Cyndi Rickards Monday, 10:00am-11:50am plus recitation Global Classroom
Course Description
This course is a seminar style community based learning course that will begin with an introduction to justice in urban communities and examine problems unique to cities. The will include class lectures and a shared classroom with a community partner in Amsterdam. The synthesis of scholarship and community classroom experience will provide a holistic lens in which to explore issues in our urban community. Topics include urban economies, access to education and health care, digital divides and crime. Students who take this course will also register for one recitation section of CJS 260.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CoAS WRIT 215 12236 Story Medicine Nomi Eve Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-12:20pm Remote Learning
Course Description

Story Medicine is a Community Engaged Learning Course in Fiction Writing and Imagination Pedagogy. Drexel students explore the question “what are the unique entertainment and enrichment needs of hospitalized children?”  In weekly Zoom interviews, kids living with chronic illness help co-teach the class, parents of patients provide first hand-experience, and college-age cancer survivors help us understand their unique needs and perspective.  Drexel Story Medicine students create YouTube videos, tik toks, and Instagram posts specifically for kids in hospitals, and write fiction for read-aloud stories in which characters with illness and disability take center stage. Students will also undertake self-reflective writing, and become active participants in building this course and the “Story Medicine Show” for future quarters.  

College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal DANC 102 12844 Yoga Jennifer Morley Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-1:20pm Remote
Course Description
The physical and intellectual study of the ancient practice of yoga. Includes both physical practice and readings related to the discipline, as well as a survey of a variety of forms of the practice. It will engage community participants from a local partner as students in the class to learn alongside Drexel students and consider the value of yoga from multiple perspectives and experiences.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
CCI INFO 546 15526 Data Analytics Erjia Yan Fridays, 9:00am-11:50am Remote
Course Description
This course utilizes in-class lectures and partnerships with a community small business or non-profit to assess the data and information needs of, design data-driven methods for, and proposal and/or develop sustainable data infrastructure to those community organizations. Through academic readings, in-class facilitation, and seminars, students will explore civic engagement, democratic participation and community change in urban settings. They will learn community information needs assessment, decision making, and information use, representation, and visualization. At the same time, students will identify a community small business or non-profit organization as their client and meet the client for two hours each week, working with community organizations in need of data analytics support.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal PRFA 100 12101 Community Arts Performance Practice: Dance at the Dornsife Ama Gora M, 4:30-6:30pm; W, 1:30-5:30pm Remote
Course Description
These CBL courses are hosted at the Dornsife Center. Drexel students teach music and dance to the local Philadelphia community, specifically the Mantua and Powelton residents. This course is great for students looking to expand their teaching skills within the art of music and dance. All materials for community participants and student teachers are provided.
College Course # CRN Course Title Instructor Date/Time Location
Westphal PRFA 100 12101 Community Arts Performance Practice: Dance at the Dornsife Ama Gora T, 4:30-6:30pm; Th, 4:30-6:30pm Remote
Course Description
These CBL courses are hosted at the Dornsife Center. Drexel students teach music and dance to the local Philadelphia community, specifically the Mantua and Powelton residents. This course is great for students looking to expand their teaching skills within the art of music and dance. All materials for community participants and student teachers are provided.