ACE Course Designation

Academic Community Engagement (ACE) courses integrate academic and community-based learning. The Carnegie Foundation defines community engagement as “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”

ACE courses are approved by the ACE Advisory Council based on the following criteria:

  • Reciprocity with community partners as co-educators
  • Demonstration of relevant and meaningful community engagement
  • Clear articulation of intended student learning outcomes and community goals
  • Methods of assessment of student outcomes and of community outcomes
  • Evidence of integration of academic and engagement goals

Courses may be submitted at any point for review. The committee will review submitted courses once a semester. If you have questions about ACE Courses, please contact the Office of Civic & Community Engagement.

ACE Courses

Course NumberCourse NameFacultyHours
ANT 325Roots of Racism: Race and Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.3h
ANT 336Myth, Ritual, and SymbolismFollmar3h
COM 270Special Seminar – Activist RhetoricSizemore1-3h
COM 353PersuasionGiles3h
COM 355Survey of Health CommunicationGiles3h
DCE 122Special Topics in Dance: Movement for MenSoriano/Brown1-3h
EDU 101Issues and Trends in EducationBrown3h
EDU 103APreparing for Community EngagementSizemore1.5h
EDU 368Professional Experiences in EducationBaker3h
EDU 395Teaching Diverse LearnersParker-Moore3h
ENV 201Environmental IssuesZarzar3h
FYS 100First-Year Seminar: Contemplative TraditionsWeithaus3h
HST 367Public History: Refugee ResettlementBlee/Sinanglou3h
REL 101Introduction to ReligionPage/Weithaus3h
REL 344Religion, Poverty and Social EntrepreneurshipWeithaus3h
WGS 377Special Topics: Transgender History, Identity and Politics1.5-3h
WRI 111Writing Seminar: Exploring Community Writing4h