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The Washington, DC ClassroomLearn from your community
Georgetown College provides students with proximity and access to the rich opportunities of the nation’s capital, one of the world’s most important and dynamic cities. While DC is a global center of political power, it is also a vibrant and diverse city of distinct communities, people, and places. College students customize their undergraduate education by extending their learning outside the classroom through internships and community-based work.
Integrating Service and Learning
Georgetown encourages its faculty to enhance classroom learning by incorporating community service into their courses. In turn, the coursework helps the student volunteers understand deeper specific societal problems. The Departments of Biology, Philosophy, and Sociology, as well as the American Studies Program and the Program in Justice and Peace, all offer coursework and research opportunities that connect students with the DC community. Other efforts in the area of integrating service and learning include:
- The Community-Based Learning Credit, one of the first such university programs in the nation when it was founded 20 years ago.
- The Catholic Schools Project, which consists of two English courses taught by College professor John Hirsh and provides more than 40 Georgetown students the opportunity to receive training in literacy tutoring and to assist youth in DC Catholic schools in developing reading, writing, and language arts.
- Project DC, a senior colloquium involving College students in collaborative research with community members about the District.
In addition to working with faculty using DC-specific scholarly resources, many College students choose to enhance their undergraduate education through carefully chosen internship, often gaining real world experience desirable to employers. College students interns with the Federal government, the DC government, and with think tanks, NGOs, Smithsonian museums, and associations.
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