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Academic Coursework

Sharpe students get to take courses specifically designed to foster critical thinking while engaging actively within communities.  The primary goal of the Sharpe Program is to connect academic coursework with community-based experience in learning and research. 

In the Sharpe Living-Learning Community, first-year students enroll in one of several COLL150 seminars specially designed by faculty to create a foundation for developing community-engaged research skills.  

All students (including upper level and transfer students) are invited to enroll in INTR295 , the W&M Sharpe Community Mapping Project in the fall or spring semester.  The Community Mapping Project is a team-based, teaching and research initiative that trains students to conduct ethical and responsive, participatory action research for COLL200 credit (see brief description here).