Find a ProCES-Affiliated Course

ProCES-affiliated 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 Spring 2024 ProCES courses.

Note that the description beneath each course indicates the types(s) of community work offered within the course. Also, this list is dynamic and may change. Please check back to confirm offerings prior to the new semester.

AAS 406 Freedom is a Place! Abolition Geography (R)
Allison Guess
engagement details forthcoming

AFS 395 Africa, Colonialism, and Whiteness (R)
Michael Montesano
guest speakers and potential site visit

AMS 306 Commemoration, Crisis, and Revolution in the City (O)
Brian Whetstone
guest speakers and site visits

ANT 240/HUM 240 Medical Anthropology (R)
Sebastián Ramírez and Thalia Gigerenzer
research and reflection through projects with community partners

ANT 318/SAS 319/GSS 439 Global Cultures of Dissent (O)
Harini Kumar
engagement details forthcoming

ASL 102 Beginner's Sign Language II (O)
Allison Bienas and Daniel Maier
visits to Deaf community events

ASL 107 Advanced American Sign Language (R)
Allison Bienas, Noah Buchholz, and Daniel Maier
visits to Deaf community events

CHI 452 Fifth-Year Modern Chinese II: Language and Culture in Contemporary China (O)
Fang-Yen Hsieh and Fang Yan
engagement details forthcoming

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

EGR 200/ENT 200 Creativity, Innovation, and Design (O)
Alice Kogan and ken anderson
development of design project with community partner

EGR/SOC/HIS 277 Technology and Society (O)
Mihir Kshirsagar
optional community partner engagement

EGR 361/ENT 361/URB 361/AAS 348 The Reclamation Studio: Applying Humanistic Design to Systemic Bias in Community Development (R)
Majora Carter
engagement and collaboration with local social entrepreneurs using humanistic design frameworks

EGR 451 Community Project Studios (O)
Michael Littman
development of design project with community partner

ENE/ECE 273 Renewable Energy and Smart Grids (O)
Minjie Chen
option to integrate community orientation into course

ENV/REL/AMS 204 Religion and Ethics in Environmental Justice Activism (R)
Ryan Juskus
guest speakers; site visits; collaboration on local curricular initiatives

FRS 112 Imprisoned Minds: Religion and Philosophy from Jail (R)
Mark Edwards
engagement with guest speakers; site visit/field trip

FRS 126 Learning to 'Spell': Visions of School in Fantasy and Science Fiction (O)
Andy Hakim
engagement details forthcoming but may include presentations or curricula designed for community audiences  

FRS 142 1964: Tipping Point (O)
Julian Zelizer
guest speakers and community member-led walking tour(s)   

FRS 152 Translating Mesoamerica (R)
Nadia Cervantes Pérez
guest speakers and community partner-led workshop on language preservation and translation

FRS 160 Self-Care (O)
Susan Morrow
engagement with embodied experiences and theoretical considerations of self-care facilitated by community-based partners

FRS 173 ACTing Against Oppression (R)
Vivia Font
workshop with community-based theater

FRS 193 Food for Thought: What We Eat and Why (R)
Raquel Mattson-Prieto
guest speakers and engagement at local food access site

GEO/ENV 360 Topics in Environmental Justice in the Geosciences (R)
John Higgins
outreach project to provide chemical analysis of urban tap water to Trenton residents

GER/LIN 316 Learning (and Teaching) New Languages (R)
Jamie Rankin
English language instruction in collaboration with local social services and educational outreach agency  

HIS 202/URB 203/AMS 202/AAS 203 The Sixties: Documentary, Youth and the City (R)
Purcell Carson and Alison Isenberg
mini-documentary making with Trenton community members  

HUM 352/ENG 252/URB 352/THR 360 Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance (R)
Vance Smith and Nyssa Chow
engagement with Trenton-based artists

JPN 306 Integrative Advanced Japanese II (R)
Tomoko Shibata
engagement with local Japanese speakers

JPN 402 Readings in Modern Japanese II (O)
Yukari Tokumasu
engagement with local Japanese speakers

JRN 260 The Media in America: What to Read and Believe in the Digital Age (O)
Joe Stephens
option to integrate community orientation into course

LIN/TRA 205 A Survey of American Sign Language (O)
Noah Buchholz
visits to Deaf community events

PSY 332 Sex and Gender Diversity (O)
Kristina Olson
engagement with community-based guest speakers

SOC/AAS 314 Poverty, by America (R)
Matthew Desmond
engagement with guest speakers, site visits, final project organized around community partner priorities

SPA 204 Spanish for Medical Caravan in Ecuador (R)
Paloma Moscardó-Vallés
engagement with guest speakers in preparation for in-country engagement

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

SPA/LAO 304 Spanish in the Community (R)
Mariana Bono
English language instruction in a community-based social services and advocacy agency

SPA/LAO 364/AMS 434 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 486 The New Jersey Constitution: A Case Study of a Modern State Charter in Design and in Action (O)
Professor John Farmer and Judge Jack Sabatino
engagement with guest speakers and visit to court

THR 351 The Craft of Teaching – Community Focused Pedagogy for Artists and Performers (R)
Chesney Snow
engagement with guest speakers and artists

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 384 Affordable Housing in the United States (R)
Aaron Shkuda
guest speakers and research project in collaboration with local nonprofit(s)

WRI 231 Is Talk Cheap? (O)
Alexander Davis
optional community engagement for research project


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