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Experiential learning courses

Wheaton offers a rich array of course-related field activities, labs, research projects, and service learning projects that provide opportunities for students to connect academic knowledge to applied experiences.  Some courses have occasional experiential activities as part of the course content while other courses have more than 30% of their content focused on experiential learning.

Below is a sampling of courses that incorporate experiential learning experiences into their curriculum.

Anthropology

  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 210 Feast or Famine
  • ANTH 226 The Anthropology of Art
  • ANTH 275 People & Culture of Himalaya
  • ANTH 302 Research Methods
  • ANTH 340 Seminar on Religion and Anthropological Perspective
  • ANTH 350 Gender and Social Organization
  • ANTH 401 Senior Seminar

Biology

Please note that most of the biology courses are highly experiential with labs and field research integrated.

Chemistry

Please note that most of the chemistry courses are highly experiential with labs and field research integrated.

Classics

  • CLAS 130 Egypt in the Greco-Roman World
  • CLAS 223 Fifth Century Athens
  • CLAS 254 The Drama of Fifth Century Athens
  • GK 226 Attic Drama

Computer Science

  • COMP 106 The Basics of Computing
  • COMP 115 Robots, Games, & Problem Solving
  • COMP 116 Data Structures
  • COMP 121 DNA
  • COMP 131 Computing for Poets
  • COMP 161 Web Program, Graphics & Design
  • COMP 215 Algorithms
  • COMP 220 Computer Organization & Assembly Language
  • COMP 401 Senior Seminar

Economics

  • ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 222 Economics of Race and Racism
  • ECON 233 Sweatshops in World Economy
  • ECON 242 Economics of Education
  • ECON 252 Urban Economics
  • ECON 330 Applied Econometrics

 

Education

  • EDUC 001 Interview Intro. Tutor Writing
  • EDUC 020 Development Issues
  • EDUC 022 Intellectual and Social Development
  • EDUC 025 Intro. to Tutoring Writing
  • EDUC 026 Intro. to ESL Tutoring
  • EDUC 030 Head Resident Seminar
  • EDUC 039 Seminar in Teaching Methods
  • EDUC 049 Teaching Assistant Seminar
  • EDUC 070 Brighton Internship Program
  • EDUC 224 Diversity in American Education
  • EDUC 225 Global Ed/Intercultural Competence
  • EDUC 240 Multiple Perspectives on Literacy
  • EDUC 250Schooling in America
  • EDUC 251 Special Education, Pre K-12
  • EDUC 260 Teaching and Learning
  • EDUC 262 Women and Education
  • EDUC 270 Adolescent Development
  • EDUC 275 Learn in the Social Sciences
  • EDUC 371 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • EDUC 375 Issues in Early Care and Education
  • EDUC 385 Teaching Math and Science
  • EDUC 390 Teaching Reading & Language Arts
  • EDUC 391 Secondary School Curriculum
  • EDUC 395 Seminar in Teaching Methods
  • EDUC 396 Student Teaching Practicum

Math

  • MATH 221 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 236 Multi-variable Calculus
  • MATH 285 Math and Statistical Consulting
  • MATH 401 Seminar

Psychology

  • PSY 202 Quantitative Research Methods
  • PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 211 Learning and Memory
  • PSY 212 Perception
  • PSY 222 Cognition
  • PSY 225 Brain, Mind and Behavior
  • PSY 226 Comparative Animal Behavior
  • PSY 247 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 261 Psycho-biology of Sex & Gender
  • PSY 265 Health Psychology
  • PSY 290 The Psychology of Women
  • PSY 334 Practicum in Human Services
  • PSY 336 Child Development in the Navajo Nation
  • PSY 340 Lab in Social Psychology
  • PSY 341 Lab in Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY 343 Lab in Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 347 Lab in Animal Communication & Cognition
  • PSY 369 Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 400 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 999 Wheaton Scholar Thesis

Russian

  • RUSS 110 & 111 Beginning and Intermediate Russian
  • RUSS 203 Russian Drama
  • RUSS 281 Russian Arts & Culture
  • RUSS 370 Russian Arts, Business & Politics

Sociology

  • SOC 215 Society & The Meaning of Work
  • SOC 270 Immigration
  • SOC 272 Analyzing Social Trends
  • SOC 275 Media & Society
  • SOC 279 Asian American Experience
  • SOC 280 Asians and America
  • SOC 282 Visual Sociology
  • SOC 285 Latino Community
  • SOC 292 Documentary: Soc. Moviemaking
  • SOC 302 Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 362 Fieldwork Formal Organizations
  • SOC 402 Senior Seminar
  • SOC 403 Senior Pro-seminar

Theatre & Dance Studies

Please note that most of the theatre and dance studies courses are highly experiential with labs and field research integrated.

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