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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 experiential learning and research. 

  • COLL100/150s

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

  • COLL350

Sharpe faculty teach COLL350 courses focused on social justice in varied disciplines and areas of study.

  • COLL400/495

Advanced students conduct community-based research, often as part of Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Study or Honors Research.