"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 2018 Courses
- Asian American Studies 132AC, Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness, Hatem Bazian
- Engineering 157AC/IAS157AC, Engineering, the Environment, and Society, Khalid Kadir
- Ethnic Studies 190AC, Inside and Beyond Walls: Migra, Masses and the Carceral State, Victoria Robinson
- College Writing 50AC / 150AC, Researching Water in the West, Patricia Steenland
- Public Health 150E, Introduction to Community Health and Human Development, Jason Corburn
- Chicano Studies 180AC, Art & Social Justice: Politics, Methods, and Practice for Community Based Work, Jesus Barraza
Fall 2018 Courses (links forthcoming)
- College Writing Programs 75AC, Sacred Spaces and the American Western, Pat Steenland
- Legal Studies 190AC, Advanced Seminar, Kathyrn Abrams
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.