Community Based Learning and Research (CBLR) courses are one way that Fort Lewis College fulfills its mission “to prepare citizens for the common good.”
Offered across the curriculum since 2008, in fulfillment of major field and Liberal Arts Core requirements as well as for elective credit, CBLR courses assist students in becoming active, responsible citizens by exposing them to the complex issues and needs of the local community and engaging them in addressing those needs through service, action, and research informed by relevant academic research.
Active student learning
Academic knowledge creation
CBLR courses provide a method for academic knowledge creation. Outstanding student work in community-based research is published on FortWork, the college’s digital commons.
Service to our community