College of Arts and Sciences

IPCR Project-based Learning

Our scholars are also practitioners, connecting their research with real-world application. Our courses reflect that through the incorporation of project-based learning. Students in many courses work independently and in small groups on developing practical solutions to real-world problems. Partnerships with locally based global organizations complement your training on campus, allowing you to explore topics such as sustainable development, global governance, mediation, public health, human rights, entrepreneurship, and restorative justice. Our prestigious partners as the American Friends Service Committee, The Enough Project, Schools for Sustainability, Heifer International, and Ronald McDonald House, to name a few.

Course-based Project Examples

  • U.S. Security Assistance Accountability (monitoring, evaluation and advocacy on accountability for USG security assistance to other countries)
  • Assessment of security management policies and procedures for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
  • Research and drafting of papers for the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
  • Meme development for the Enough Project
  • Grant database development for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Assessment of trends in professional development across AFSC and its impact on organizational learning
  • Development of a program to enhance youth civic engagement at AFSC
  • Development of a program plan for how to support Occupy Wall St. efforts
  • Research support for the West Virginia Economic Justice project
  • Grant writing to support existing and future programs and departments at AFSC
  • Fundraising and Financial Management for Sports4Hope