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Community-Based Learning Courses
A CBL Course is a regular classroom course with additional hours creating and implementing projects or conducting research in partnership with a local community organization.
Some examples of Community-Based Learning courses are:
- Mediated Communications Theory: Students lead lessons and activities at Davis Commons’ after-school program to encourage media literacy and critical thinking about media messages (e.g., gender portrayals in media, television violence, deceptive advertising, Internet safety, etc.)
- Marketing Research: Students will be researching the marketing reach of Burrito Wraps restaurant in Brockton and providing feedback on how to make more impact with their advertising
- Mentoring Through Art: At-risk middle school students visit campus each week to explore photography or visual arts with a Stonehill mentor, culminating in an end-of-semester art show
The Office's Community Partners include a variety of schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
The Bat Bus
Brockton's public bus system, the Bat Bus, is accessible in front of the main entrance to Stonehill (route 9). It charges a minimal fare and routes cover a majority of the city. View the schedule and plan your route here.
Two Zip Cars are available in Duffy Parking Lot to registered drivers.
The City of Brockton
In 2012, a research methods for sociology course put together a survey of Stonehill student's and faculty perceptions of Brockton. Check out their findings.
The Office of Community-Based Learning allows students to perform service-learning projects or conduct community-based research that not only benefits local needs but is designed collaboratively between community-based organizations as well as faculty and students.