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CBL Courses

Courses with a CBL notation include the intention of equipping students with the skills, knowledge and experience to exercise influence toward social, cultural, environmental or civic outcomes that benefit the common good. This applies whether the impact is immediate or deferred. 

CBL-tagged courses offered in 2013-2014


Criteria for Community-Based Learning (CBL) at Colorado College 

  1. Knowledge from the discipline enhances understanding of the community experience and the community experience enhances understanding of the relevance and applicability of the academic content.
  2. Academic credit is given for the learning and its relation to the course, not for the community experience/research alone.
  3. The intent of CBL experiences, while guided by professors, also takes shape through interactions and synthesis with community issues, concerns or needs.   
  4. CBL instruction includes the intention of equipping students with the skills, knowledge and experience to exercise influence toward more social, cultural, environmental or civic outcomes that benefit the common good. This applies whether the impact is immediate or deferred.
  5. Activities in the class provide methods for students to reflect systematically and with intention about what they learned through the CBL experience, and how that experience relates to the course’s focus.