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University of Rhode Island — Marine Affairs
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How do classes factor in?

Students visit Promet Shipyard in Providence, Rhode Island.

Your professors understand how important it is for students to learn by doing and seeing. Often, they will build opportunities for experiential learning into the overall four-year curriculum and also into their individual courses. These can take many different forms such as:

  • field trips;
  • field-based classes;
  • problem-solving exercises;
  • service learning experiences; and
  • laboratories.

Students and Professor Robert Thompson meet with Richard McGuiness of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and utilize a model of Boston to discuss the redevelopment of Boston's waterfront.

Click on Course Experiences for examples of in-class experiential learning opportunities.