Through curricular and co-curricular experiences, Haverford faculty members from various disciplines provide opportunities for students to participate in civic engagement activities that enhance the classroom learning experience and support research interests. Current courses with a CESR component include:
- Community Engagement and Social Responsibility Seminar
- Organizations, Missions, Constraints: Humanitarianism and Human Rights in Practice
- Anthropology and Urban Ecology
- Critical Disabilities Studies: Theory and Practice
- Philadelphia Freedoms: Cultural Landscapes and Civic Ideals
For more than a decade, Haverford College’s three interdisciplinary academic centers have been committed to extending the learning experience beyond the classroom.
- The Center for Peace & Global Citizenship offers funding and assistance for service-learning or research projects during the academic year as well as summer internships related to students’ academic pursuits. Most of the projects focus on issues of health, the environment, poverty and education all through the lens of social justice and equity.
- The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities supports student work with artists, writers and scholars in the Humanities from local and national communities.
- The Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center supports summer research internships in interdisciplinary areas of science, enabling students to work in laboratories in the US and abroad. The Center also supports the MAST program where students serve as mentors to middle school and high school students, and design curricula to teach science, math and writing to the middle and high school students from Philadelphia communities.