"ACES is critical in bridging classroom and community."
"This is the most supportive teaching environment I've ever been in"
"This past year [ACES] courses...worked with community organizations building student and faculty research into the developing fights for Environmental Justice, Prison Abolition, Indigenous movements, the fight for K-12 Education, and the Arts and Social Justice."
The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program began as a partnership between the AC Center and the Public Service Center in January 2010 to bring together the goals of the AC curriculum and community-based learning, supporting and deepening both. Generously supported by the Haas Jr. Fund, the initial charge was to create 30 new or revised AC courses with a community-engaged component, with a larger goal of shifting the values and culture around teaching and research on campus.
Spring 2019 Courses
- Anthropology 2AC, Introduction to Archaeology, Kent G Lightfoot
- African American Studies 156AC, Poetry for the People: Introduction to the Art of Poetry, Aya De Leon
- ASAMST 132AC, Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness, Hatem Ahmad Bazian
- Chicano 180AC, Topics in Chicano Studies, Jesus Vicente Barraza
- College Writing 50AC 001, Researching Water in the West: Its Presence, Its Absence, and Its Consequences for the People of Ca, Patricia Steenland
- College Writing 150AC 001, Researching Water in the West: Its Presence, Its Absence, and its Consequences for the People of Ca, Patricia Steenland
- City & Regional Planning 118AC, The Urban Community, Jason Luger
- ESPM 163AC, Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment, Dara James O'Rourke
- ESPM 50AC, Introduction to Culture and Natural Resource Management, Kurt Spreyer
- Education 182AC, The Politics of Educational Inequality, Lisa Garcia Bedolla
- Education 190AC 001, Critical Studies in Education, Glynda A. Hull
- Education 190AC 002, Critical Studies in Education, Glynda A. Hull
- Education 190AC 003, Critical Studies in Education, Glynda A, Hull
- Engineering 157AC, Engineering, The Environment, and Society, Khalid Kadir
- Ethnic Studies 21AC, A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S, Victoria Ellen Robinson
- Sociology 146AC, Contemporary Immigration in Global Perspective, Irene Bloemraad
- Sociology 3AC, Principles of Sociology: American Cultures, Laleh Behbehanian
- Sociology 137AC, Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment, Dara James O'Rourke
- UGBA 192AC, Social Movements and Social Media, David E. Harris
Developing an ACES Course
The ACES Program provides support for faculty to incorporate community-based learning into new or revised AC courses. If you are a faculty member interested in developing or continuing an ACES course, please visit our grants page.