Practice-Based Learning in CASL

CASL Practice-Based Learning Themes
CASL Practice-Based Learning Themes

 

Do you like to learn by doing? 

Are your favorite courses the ones where learning comes alive? 

Do you like working closely with faculty and classmates?

If so, then you need to know about CASL Practice-Based learning (PBL)!

 

What is Practice-Based Learning (PBL)?

Applying learning, learning by doing, working closely with classmates, being guided by faculty on projects; working on projects that allow you to tackle real problems; learning to communicate what you are learning to potential employers, or admissions committees. 

Our goal - to develop skills that will help you succeed in the workplace.

Practice-Based Learning can be found in three places in CASL.

CPBL 100 level courses

This 100-level course is team-taught by two faculty from different disciplines, and is based on one of the four themes.

Students work together on an interdisciplinary project. The course also focuses on helping students to explore majors and careers in CASL. 

Taking a CPBL course will cover your Foundations program and your "Critical and Creative Thinking" requirements. View some sample courses below!

PBL in your major or program

This will be identified using these categories:

CPBL Capstone Course

This course is team-taught by two faculty from different disciplines. It is designed to allow students to continue developing their PBL skills. Students work together on an interdisciplinary project. The course also focuses on taking your PBL experiences in CASL and learning how to present them in resumes and interviews, and how to communicate them to employers.

Taking a CPBL 400-level capstone course will cover your DDC "Capstone" and "Intersections" requirements. View a sample course below!

For more information, contact your advisor in either:

START: Student Advising & Resource Team

2149 University Center (UC)
313-593-5576
umd-start@umich.edu

CASL Advising & Academic Success

1039 CASL Building (CB)
313-593-5293
casladvising@umich.edu