Community-Engaged Learning: For Students
Also known as service-learning, community-engaged learning is a valued part of the Duquesne education. Essentially, this is exactly what it sounds like: it's a teaching method (think of it like a 3D textbook) that your professor selected to help you learn by giving you the opportunity to work with community members to solve public problems. You will gain real world experience that not only enriches your learning, but also lets you provide real benefit to our local communities. The Pittsburgh region will become a part of your classroom, as you work alongside your classmates and community members to contribute to meaningful environmental and social change. Many Duquesne alumni discover that community engaged-learning helped them further their careers, providing them with ways to demonstrate valuable professional experience.
Community-engaged learning classes listed in the online schedule of classes carry a SL (short for service-learning) designation in their section number. Learn more about changes to the graduation requirement.
You can explore the entire list of community-engaged learning courses at Duquesne to schedule additional classes. You can also consider applying to Duquesne University's Community Engagement Scholars Program.