Academic Civic Engagement Courses

Academic civic engagement (ACE) courses enable students to apply academic knowledge and skills within a real-world context to address community issues and build the civic identity of all participants (students, faculty, and community partners). Often referred to as community-based learning, service-learning, community-based research, or public scholarship, ACE facilitates the development of skills, habits of mind, and relationships that prepare students for future internships, research, civic leadership, and employment.

Approximately 600 St. Olaf students take an ACE course each year. To find ACE course offerings for the upcoming academic year, select the "Only Academic Civic Engagement (ACE)" checkbox in the St. Olaf Class and Lab Schedule or visit