Find a ProCES Course

ProCES courses connect community perspectives, knowledge, and priorities with academic work. Depending on the course, you might:

  • Create a documentary film that sheds light on previously neglected historical perspectives;
  • Review and summarize the scholarly literature on a key issue for the staff of a busy nonprofit organization;
  • Grapple with ethical, critical, or theoretical understandings of and approaches to community and academic collaboration;
  • Learn from responses to pressing societal challenges through the lens of a particular academic discipline.

ProCES courses have either a required (R) or opt-in (O) community-engaged or -oriented learning component. Course Offerings indicates these attributes based on the following descriptions:

  • Community-Engaged Learning Component Required (R) indicates that all students will engage with community-based knowledge through activities such as in-class discussion, guest speakers, public presentations, site visits, or research.
  • Community-Engaged Learning Component Opt-In (O) indicates that students select community-engaged or -oriented course experiences or assignments.

Search ProCES Course Offerings or see below for Fall 2024 ProCES courses.

Note that the description beneath each course indicates the types(s) of community work offered within the course. The distribution area is also listed. Please note that this list is dynamic and may change. Check back to confirm offerings prior to the new semester.

AMS 322 Native American Literature (R) 
Sarah Rivett
CD or LA 
engagement with community-based guest speakers

ANT 263 Justice (R)
CD or SA
to be determined

ANT 311 Food, Culture & Society (O)
Hanna Garth
CD or SA
project using anthropological research methods with Princeton community-based organizations working on food access

ANT 368 Ethnography of Schools and Schooling (R)
Jason Klugman
site visits; development of an ethnography of a school

ASL 101 Beginner's American Sign Language I (R)
visit to Deaf community events

ASL 105 Intermediate American Sign Language (R)
visit to Deaf community events

CEE 102A Engineering in the Modern World (O)
Michael Littman
option to identify an assignment into which community perspectives or priorities can be incorporated

CHI 451 Fifth Year Modern Chinese I: Language and Culture in Contemporary China (O)
engagement with community-based guest speakers

COS 333 Advanced Programming Techniques (O)
Robert Dondero
software development project with a community partner

EGR 200 Creativity, Innovation and Design (O)
Alice Kogan and Christopher MacPherson
development of design project with community partner

EGR 361 The Reclamation Studio: Applying Humanistic Design to Systemic Bias in Community Development (R)
Majora Carter
learn from and contribute towards efforts of local social entrepreneurs via humanistic design frameworks

EGR/ENT 340 Tiger Challenge: Human-Centered Design for Social Impact (Non-Credit) (R)
Denise Crossen and Jessica Leung
create projects for social impact using human-centered design methods

EGR/ENT 380 eLab: Creating Value in the Real World (Non-Credit)
Derrick Lidow
develop sustainable projects for groups or communities

ENV 251 Coming to Our Senses: Climate Justice - Climate Change in Film, Photography and Popular Culture (R)
Anne McClintock
site visits; community-based guest speakers

ENV/ENG 271 Climate Storytelling for Climate Action (O)
LA or SA
creation of stories regarding emotional impacts of climate change to complement quantitative data high school teachers use in a transdisciplinary curriculum

GHP 350 Critical Perspectives in Global Health Policy (O)
Heather Howard
engagement with community-based agencies in examination of policy interventions

HUM 352 Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance (R)
D. Vance Smith
CD or LA
engagement with Trenton-based artists on and off campus

JPN 305 Integrative Advanced Japanese I (R)
Yukari Tokumasu
engagement with local Japanese speakers

JPN 401 Readings in Modern Japanese I (O)
Tomoko Shibata
engagement with local Japanese speakers

JPN 407 Contemporary Japanese Language and Culture I (O)
Shinji Sato
engagement with local Japanese speakers

JRN 260 The Media in America: Witnessing History (O)
option to identify an assignment into which community perspectives or priorities can be incorporated

JRN 449 International News: Migration Reporting (O)
Deborah Amos
engagement with community representatives and members affected by migration and immigration policy

MOL 460 Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices (R)
Daniel Notterman
research project in response to and informed by community questions and priorities

PSY 420 Selected Topics in Psychotherapy Research (R)
Megan Spokas
engagement with guest speakers and experts working in community-based mental health

SOC 210 Urban Sociology: The City and Social Change in the Americas (O)
Patricia Fernández-Kelly
option to identify an assignment into which community perspectives or priorities can be incorporated

SPA 205 Medical Spanish (R)
Paloma Moscardó-Vallés
engagement with guest speakers around barriers to healthcare access and community-based solutions

SPA 233 Languages of the Americas (R)
Dunia Méndez Vallejo
CD or EC
engagement with community-based guest speakers; visits to relevant off-campus sites

SPA 250/LSA 250/HUM 251/LAO 250 Identity in the Spanish-Speaking World (R)
Christina Lee
engagement with guest speakers during visit to Puerto Rico; reflective exercises

SPA 364 Doing Oral History in Spanish: The 'Voces de la Diáspora' Oral History Project (R)
Alberto Bruzos Moro
participation in oral history project with local partners and participants/narrators

SPI 328 Crime and Violence in US Cities (R)
Patrick Sharkey
collaboration with a community-based agency to engage with guest speakers, visit relevant sites, and contribute to a community-oriented project

SPI 331 Race and Public Policy (O)
Ismail White
option to identify an assignment into which community perspectives or priorities can be incorporated

TPP 301 Seminar on Student Learning and Methods for Teaching (O)
Todd Kent and Kathleen Nolan
observation and engagement in a school-based project

URB 300 Urban Studies Research Seminar (O)
Aaron Shkuda
engagement with guest speakers; walking tours of relevant off-campus sites

URB 385 Mapping Gentrification (O)
Aaron Shkuda
engagement with guest speakers; walking tours of relevant off-campus sites

WRI 230 Is Talk Cheap? (O)
Alexander Davis
optional community engagement to inform research project


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