Connecting Classroom Theory with Civic Engagement
CELAS courses bring theory to practice by linking coursework, critical thinking, and engagement activities. A form of experiential learning, CELAS courses allow students to test ideas in the real world and develop creative approaches to social, cultural, and scientific issues. A significant portion of CELAS learning takes place outside of the classroom: students learn through engagement with different geographies, organizations, and programs in the surrounding communities or in collaboration with partners from OSUN. CELAS students and faculty often collaborate with nonprofits, community groups, and government agencies that serve the public interest.