Current Courses

2023-24 Courses 

What is a Community-Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) Course?

CELR courses give you hands-on learning experiences by partnering with campus and community groups to solve real-world challenges. These classes let you apply what you’ve learned, gain professional skills, and grow your network, all while making a positive impact in our community.  

  • PB Project-Based Course: In these courses, you’ll work on projects or research given by community partners, guided by faculty. Students typically produce concrete “deliverables” for the partner, which can be included in your professional portfolio, like GIS maps, videos, data visualization, business plans, software, and more.
  • PLPlacement-Based Course: Gain real experience by working with campus or community groups. Choose from pre-approved positions or set up your own related to your interests, like planting native species, tutoring, program evaluation, marketing resources, and more. Note that placement-based courses have required work hours outside of class. 

Spring 2024

Last updated: 2/15/2024. This course list is subject to changes and additions. 

Business (BUS)

  • (PB) B BUS 110 A – Personal Finance – Students examine making intelligent decisions to maximize financial resources in all phases of life. Integrates theory with real world application to analyze financial decisions and evaluate costs and benefits. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PB) B BUS 320 A, B – Marketing Management – Ying Yang – Students focus on designing tools, concepts, and strategies for problem solving in marketing management. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PB) B BUS 441 A: Business Project Management – Nick Cuhaciyan – skills that prepare students for rules as business project leaders and team members. Topics include project selection, risk, definition, stakeholder analysis, communication plans, scheduling, software, resource allocation, monitoring, post-project assessment. Emphasis on critical thinking and analysis. Partner(s): Connect Casino Road 
  • (PB) B BUS 512: Strategic Management – Stephen Jones – Students focus on major top management decisions, emphasizing how competitive advantage is created and maintained through planning and strategy. Using readings and cases, demonstrates importance in diverse industries of external environments (customers, competitors, science and technology, laws), organizational phenomena (structure, processes, decision making), and an international perspective. Partner(s): TBD  

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PL) BHS 496 A: Health Studies Fieldwork – Robin Fleming – Students participate in fieldwork experiences to explore career options and develop skills in population health practice. Students use critical reflection to synthesize knowledge and experiences from fieldwork and program courses to support their professional development. Partner(s): NAMI Eastside, HealthPoint, UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies, Bloodworks NW, Providence Regional Medical Center, and more. (Minimum 40 hours/quarter) 
  • BHLTH 441 A, B: Community Engagement Health – Hoa Appel – Students introduces principles and approaches of engaging and collaborating with communities when planning, implementing, and evaluating population-level interventions and research. Includes fieldwork assignment with a community agency or organization so lessons of community engagement can be experienced. Partner(s): TBD 

Education (SES)

  • (PL) BEDUC 220 A: Education and Society – Gerard Holzman – Students examine educational problems, policy, and practice from interdisciplinary perspective. They will explore the tensions between education values and goals throughout the history of public schooling in the United States and develops critical perspectives through which to evaluate current proposals for school reform. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PL) BEDUC 495 A: Applied Experience – Allison Hintz  – integrates the knowledge and skills cultivated in prior B.A. in Educational Studies degree courses. Students participate in a hands-on experience in an educational fieldwork site, along with collaborative self-reflection on the challenges and opportunities of education in diverse settings. Partner(s): Communities of Rooted Brillance, Edmonds School District, Highline Big Picture School, Inglemoor High School, UW Bothell Sustainability, Washington Alliance for Better Schools and more. (Total 100 hours/one or more quarters) 
  • (PB) BEDUC 409: Read, Write, Communication – Anthony Smith – The first in a two-course sequence that builds understanding about literacy development and instruction. Students will focus on early literacy, writing processes, and children’s literature. Partner(s): Frank Love Elementary  

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PL) BIS 175: Intro to American Government – Jason Frederick Lambacher – Examines the major institutions and processes of American government, including civil liberties and rights, federalism, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, executive branch, political parties and elections, interest groups, and civic engagement. Partner(s) Snohomish County Government 
  • BIS 220 A: Developmental Psychology – Kelsey Tyler – Overview of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of human development. Facilitates a greater understanding of children, adolescents, and adults as they develop and change over time in specific cultural contexts. Partner(s) 
  • (PL) BIS 316 Topics in Psychology: Asian American Psychology – Jaki Yi – Students examine a specific topic to provide a deeper understanding of Asian American Psychology Topics may include the history of psychology; human memory; dreaming; cognitive psychology. Partner(s): TBD  
  • (PB) BIS 232 Data Visualization – Baaska Anderson, – Introduces descriptive statistics and visual representations of quantitative data. Examines data sets using graphing and statistical software packages. Demonstrates how to present data in ways that are accurate, effective, and visually appealing. Partner(s): Washington Alliance Better Schools, 
  • BES 312 A: Ecology – Martha Groom – Introduces major concepts of ecology and relates these concepts to current environmental issues. Topics include the relationship between organisms and the physical environment, evolutionary processes, the structure and function of ecosystems, population biology, forest management, pesticide use, and global warming. Partner(s): Environmental Education Reasearch Center 
  • BES 330: Liminology – Avery Shinniman – Students explore the interaction among physical, chemical, and ecological systems in lakes with a focus anthropogenic change in local and regional lakes. Entails collaborative fieldwork component in water quality. Partner(s): TBD 
  • BIS 360 A: Pollinator Diversity and Conservation – Amy Lambert – Students examine the critical roles that animal pollinators play in maintaining biodiversity and healthy agricultural systems. Focuses on the study of plant-pollinator relationships, the threats facing pollinators and efforts to conserve, protect and restore pollinators and their habitats. Requires fieldwork and close observation of native bees and honeybees in an outdoor setting. Partner(s): TBD 
  • BES 362 A: Introduction to Restoration Ecology – Amy Lambert – Introduces ecological restoration of damaged ecosystems. Develops a broad understanding of restoration ecology, including diverse ecological aspects of the practice of restoration, conceptual and philosophical issues underlying the field, and social and political factors that influence restoration outcomes. Includes field work, lectures, readings, and discussion. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PB) BIS 498 B Southeast Asian Pasts and Futures Program – Raissa DeSmet and Nhi Tran – Southeast Asian Pasts and Futures (SEAPF–pronounced “sea puff” 🙂 brings together AANHPI, Southwest Asian/MENA, other BIPOC, and first-gen students with diasporic communities to celebrate cultural strength and resilience. During Winter and Spring 2024, students will participate in critical conversations and community-building activities, while practicing indigenous research methods and developing their own student-led project. At its heart, this program is about decolonization: of knowledge, institutions, and ourselves. Partner(s): AAPI Chaya, Wing Luke Museum 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PB) BST 205: Women in STEM – Karyn Miodnosky – Many women feel outside of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and continue to be underrepresented in these fields. This class explores challenges experienced by diverse women in STEM fields, and multiple strategies to surmount those challenges. Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired tools needed to persevere and succeed as they pursue a career in the STEM fields. Partner(s): UW Bothell Campus Library 
  • (PB) CSS 211: Computers and Society – Laurie Anderson – Exploration and discussion of issues related to the development, support, and usage of computing technology in today’s society. Topics vary each quarter but may include coverage of areas such as intellectual property rights, cybersecurity, privacy, freedom of speech, liability, ethics, social justice, diversity, and labor. Partner(s): UW Bothell Student Media: UWave, Husky Herald 
  • (PL) CSS 295: K-12 Computing Education – Nancy KoolCollaboration with community partners to develop computing education opportunities for K-12 students. Curriculum development and basic computing education environments. Partner (s): TBD 
  • (PB) STMATH 493: Special Topics in Math: Mathematics in Industry – Thomas Humphries – Students cover special topics in advanced mathematics in a classroom setting not currently taught in the mathematics curriculum. Partner(s): Solid Ground, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
  • BMATH 215 B: Statistics for Health Sciences – Baaska Anderson Provides an overview of basic concepts of statistics used in health sciences with opportunities to learn through experience with health-related data. Partner(s): Verdant Health 

First Year Pre-Major Programs (FYPP)

  • BCORE 120 C: The Art and Politics of Comedy– Jason Frederick Lambacher – This course explores the role of comedy both as an art form and as a force for social and political commentary. Partner(s): Cory Michaelis, Comedy Night at the Historic Everett Theatere 
  • BDATA 200 A: Intro to Data Studies – Jin-Kyu Jung – Introduces students to an understanding of foundational concepts, overview technical practices of data analysis and computational approaches as well as prepares them to navigate the sea of information. Learners will explore topics including data types, data structure, basic descriptive statistics, data visualization, machine learning, and communication. Partner(s): City of Lynnwood  

Winter 2024

Business (BUS)

  • (PB) B BUS 307 : Business Writing – Laura Umetsu – theoretical and practical approaches to being a better ethical writer to prepare students to be more successful in business or other organizations. Partner(s): National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • (PB) B BUS 431 A,B: E- Marketing – Ying Yang – Undergraduate students critically analyze new marketing models; study how firms can effectively leverage new technology and maximize long-term profits. Includes: web marketing strategy, e-commerce issues, channel issues, pricing models, advertising and promotion models and business plans. Partner(s): Renewal Food Bank, House of Wisdom, and Math Kangaroo
  • PB) B BUS 441 A: Business Project Management – Nick Cuhaciyan – skills that prepare students for rules as business project leaders and team members. Topics include project selection, risk, definition, stakeholder analysis, communication plans, scheduling, software, resource allocation, monitoring, post-project assessment. Emphasis on critical thinking and analysis. Partner(s): Connect Casino Road

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PL) BHS 496 A: Health Studies Fieldwork – Robin Fleming – students participate in fieldwork experiences to explore career options and develop skills in population health practice. Students use critical reflection to synthesize knowledge and experiences from fieldwork and program courses to support their professional development. Partner(s): NAMI Eastside, HealthPoint, UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies, Bloodworks NW, Providence Regional Medical Center, and more. (Minimum 40 hours/quarter)
  • B HLTH 437 A: Program Evaluation for Health Education & Promotion – Cynthia Karlsson – Introduction to program planning for health education specialists, including: needs and capacity assessment, strategy selection, and theoretical frameworks. Covers program implementation, management, and evaluation concepts. Assignments include developing a sample program plan and experiential, community-based activities. Partner(s): TBD
  • B NURS 424 A: Population-Based Health in Community Practice – Maureen West – Provides introduction to community health practice emphasizing nurses’ roles in population-based care through partnership with community agencies. Discusses socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political influences on community health. Explores the role of professional communication and collaboration in facilitating health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Partner(s): TBD
  • B NURS 460 A, B, C,D: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice – Linda Eaton and Sunita Iyer – Focuses on strategies for translating scholarly knowledge to practice. Continue to advance skills in evaluating and synthesis of scholarly literature. Attention to effective communication of evidence through written and oral formats. Partner(s): TBD
  • BHS 510 A: Health Policy, Systems, and Advocacy – Nora Kenworthy – Provides an overview of health policies and policymaking environments that shape community health and social justice. Focuses on diverse advocacy strategies to improve those systems, and how to promote social justice principles and practices in policy-making and governance institutions. Partner(s): Washington State Public Health Legislative Health
  • B NURS 591 A, B: Advanced Fieldwork – Kosuke Niitsu and Diana Neal – Provides a substantive field experience in a setting of interest. Assists students in delineating master’s level nursing practice roles and translating and integrating scholarship into practice knowledge. Partner(s): TBD
  • B NHLTH 301 A: Global Health Practice: Systems, Places, and People – Mabel Ezeonwu – Introduction to global health practice that offers a close-up, hands-on, critically-informed, and experiential learning experience either in the form of community based learning projects (CBLR), or connected online international learning (COIL) opportunities, or both. Examines what global health systems, geographies, and professional roles look like around the world. Partner(s): TBD 

Education (SES)

  • (PB) BEDUC 250 B: Place Based Education (PBE) Through the Prism of Blackness and Black Education – Dion Crommarty – This course delves into place based education ( PBE) through the prism of blackness and black education. Centering black futures, challenges the creation of a black space in curriculum. Drawing from Dion Crommarty’s Black Abolition Spaces in Education, students engage deeply with themes like, love, unity, making it a transformative journey towards understanding and resistance. Partner(s): Washington Building Leaders of Change, Washington West African Center, Project Girl, Communities Rooted in Brillance, Kellogg Middle School, and more
  • (PL) BEDUC 391 A: Special Topics in Education – Explores perspectives on educational policy and practice. Partner(s) Outdoors for All at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass
  • (PL) BEDUC 441/541 A: Second Language Acquisition – Yue Bian – focuses on theories in second language acquisition, bilingual education, and the structure of English. Topics include research, practice, and connections between language, literacy, cultural tradition, identity, and education in preparation for teaching ELL’s in general education of classes specifically for ELL’s. Partner(s) Lake Washington School Disctrict, North Creek High School, Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
  • (PL) BEDUC 456: Adolescents in School and Society – Nathanie Lee – Discusses some of the transformations of consciousness that occur in adolescence and examines how social structures, particularly formal schooling, help shape those transformations. Requires a community-based learning project. Partner(s): Northshore School District, Lake Washington School District (Total 20 hours/ quarter)
  • (PL) BEDUC 495 A: Applied Experience – Allison Hintz – integrates the knowledge and skills cultivated in prior B.A. in Educational Studies degree courses. Students participate in a hands-on experience in an educational fieldwork site, along with collaborative self-reflection on the challenges and opportunities of education in diverse settings. Partner(s): Communities of Rooted Brillance, Edmonds School District, Highline Big Picture School, Inglemoor High School, UW Bothell Sustainability, Washington Alliance for Better Schools and more. (Total 100 hours/one or more quarters)

Interdisciplinary  Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • BIS 175 : Intro to American Government – Jason Frederick Lambacher – Examines the major institutions and processes of American government, including civil liberties and rights, federalism, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, executive branch, political parties and elections, interest groups, and civic engagement. Partner(s) Snohomish County Government
  • (PB) BIS 459: Conservation and Sustainable Development – Martha Groom – Examines the connections between human welfare and diverse and healthy ecosystems. Considers tensions among economic development, poverty eradication, and biodiversity conservation. Examines efforts to create sustainable development solutions to easing poverty and protecting biodiversity. Partner(s): TBD
  • (PB) BES 492 A Capstone Research in Environmental Science 1 – Amy Lambert – The first course of a two-quarter capstone sequence. Students plan and develop a detailed proposal for their capstone environmental science project. Partner(s): Whale Scout and more
  • (PB) BPOLST 513 Masters in Policy Studies Practicum – Charlie Collins – Begins capstone research sequence. Students explore issues of policy interest by connecting and building relationships with community stakeholders that influence and are affected by those issues. Students develop community engagement skills by completing a community-based learning project and reflect on the ethical, practical, and theoretical implications of community engagement. Partner(s): Tavon Learning Center
  • BIS 316 Topics in Psychology: Asian American Psychology – Jaki Yi – Students examine a specific topic to provide a deeper understanding of Asian American Psychology Topics may include the history of psychology; human memory; dreaming; cognitive psychology. Partner(s): Korean Community Services, National Asian Pacific Center for Aging, Asian Counseling Referral Services, Foundations for International Understanding Through Students, UW Bothell Southeast Asian Past and Futures
  • (PB) BIS 232 Data Visualization – Baaska Anderson, Caleb Trujillo – Introduces descriptive statistics and visual representations of quantitative data. Examines data sets using graphing and statistical software packages. Demonstrates how to present data in ways that are accurate, effective, and visually appealing. Partner(s): Free Flo Box, Washington Alliance Better Schools, Participatory Justice
  • (PB) BIS 498 B Southeast Asian Pasts and Futures Program – Raissa DeSmet and Nhi Tran – Southeast Asian Pasts and Futures (SEAPF–pronounced “sea puff” brings together AANHPI, Southwest Asian/MENA, other BIPOC, and first-gen students with diasporic communities to celebrate cultural strength and resilience. During Winter and Spring 2024, students will participate in critical conversations and community-building activities, while practicing indigenous research methods and developing their own student-led project. At its heart, this program is about decolonization: of knowledge, institutions, and ourselves. Partner(s): AAPI Chaya, Wing Luke Museum

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PB) BST 205: Women in STEM – Karyn Miodnosky – Many women feel outside of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and continue to be underrepresented in these fields. This class explores challenges experienced by diverse women in STEM fields, and multiple strategies to surmount those challenges. Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired tools needed to persevere and succeed as they pursue a career in the STEM fields. Partner(s): UW Bothell Campus Library, Women in STEM Panelist: Lindsey Klouser, Sarah Chan, Priyanka Gandhi, Dr. Kelsey Kaul, Victoria Mitchell, Beatris A. Mendez Gandica,
  • (PB) CSS 211: Computers and Society – Laurie Anderson – Exploration and discussion of issues related to the development, support, and usage of computing technology in today’s society. Topics vary each quarter but may include coverage of areas such as intellectual property rights, cybersecurity, privacy, freedom of speech, liability, ethics, social justice, diversity, and labor. Partner(s): UW Bothell Student Media: UWave, Husky Herald, Northshore Senior Center, Asian Counseling Referral Serivces
  • (PL) CSS 295: K-12 Computing Education – Arkady Retik – Collaboration with community partners to develop computing education opportunities for K-12 students. Curriculum development and basic computing education environments. Partner (s): Kenmore Middle School
  • (PB) STMATH 493: Special Topics in Math: Mathematics in Industry – Thomas Humphries – Students cover special topics in advanced mathematics in a classroom setting not currently taught in the mathematics curriculum. Partner(s): Solid Ground, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • BME 495 A: Capstone Project Lab Mechanical Engineering I Small– team project targeting open-ended design problems in mechanical engineering. May be undertaken as part of an industrial internship with direct supervision of the mechanical engineering faculty and sponsor. Partner(s): TBD

First Year Pre-Major Programs (FYPP)

  • BCORE 115 D: Disability Representation in Society – Maureen West – Students learn to address important social issues through an interdisciplinary perspective, continue to build creative and critical skills, and focus on the relationship between the individual and society with the topic of disability representation and advocacy. Partner(s): Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center, Office of Connected Learning, UW Bothell Facilities and Event Services
  • BCORE 117 F: Audio Storytelling for Media and Information Literacy – Ian Porter – Students examine important social issues such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation and the lens of audio storytelling. Partner(s): UW Bothell Student Media: UWave, Mayowa Aina
  • BCORE 117 A: What If Something Wonderful Happens? The Powerful Potential of the Arts – Gary Carpenter – Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Partner(s): House of Wisdom 

Autumn 2023

Business (BUS)

  • (PB) B BUS 307 : Business Writing – Laura Umetsu – theoretical and practical approaches to being a better ethical writer to prepare students to be more successful in business or other organizations. Partner(s): National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) 
  • (PB) B BUS 441 A: Business Project Management – Nick Cuhaciyan – skills that prepare students for rules as business project leaders and team members. Topics include project selection, risk, definition, stakeholder analysis, communication plans, scheduling, software, resource allocation, monitoring, post-project assessment. Emphasis on critical thinking and analysis. Partner(s): City of Kenmore, Buck One   
  • (PB) B BUS 491 A: Business Consulting – Surya Pathak – applies principles and methods of consulting to organizations. Teams work as consultants for local businesses, applying management theory and concepts to develop strategic and tactical solutions to client-driven problems involving multiple functions. Partner(s): Boeing  

Education (SES)

  • (PL) BEDUC 220 A: Education and Society – Gerard Holzman – examines educational problems, policy, and practice from interdisciplinary perspective. Explores the tensions between education values and goals throughout the history of public schooling in the United States and develops critical perspectives through which to evaluate current proposals for school reform. Partner(s): Communities of Rooted Brilliance, Inglemoor High School, North Creek High School, Northshore YMCA, Ryther Child Center, and more. (Minimum of 15 hours/quarter) 
  • (PL) BEDUC 441 A: Second Language Acquisition – Yue Bian – focuses on theories in second language acquisition, bilingual education, and the structure of English. Topics include research, practice, and connections between language, literacy, cultural tradition, identity, and education in preparation for teaching ELL’s in general education of classes specifically for ELL’s. Partner(s): Lake Washington School Disctrict, North Creek High School, Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
  • (PL) BEDUC 495 A: Applied Experience – Antony Smith  – integrates the knowledge and skills cultivated in prior B.A. in Educational Studies degree courses. Students participate in a hands-on experience in an educational fieldwork site, along with collaborative self-reflection on the challenges and opportunities of education in diverse settings. Partner(s): Communities of Rooted Brillance, Edmonds School District, Highline Big Picture School, Inglemoor High School, UW Bothell Sustainability, Washington Alliance for Better Schools and more.

Interdisciplinary  Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB) BIS 235 A: Critical Media Literacy – Min Tang – explores how contemporary media communicate and produce meaning with the goal of developing students’ abilities to engage critically with their various media environments. Examines, interprets, and evaluates technologically mediated communications in order to critically assess their social, cultural, and political meanings and implications. Partner(s): Northshore School District 
  • (PB) BIS 232 A & B: Introduction to Data Visualization – Baaska Anderson – Introduces descriptive statistics and visual representations of quantitative data. Examines data sets using graphing and statistical software packages. Demonstrates how to present data in ways that are accurate, effective, and visually appealing. Partner(s): Edmonds School District 
  • (PB) BIS 352 A: Mapping Communities – Jin Kyu Jung – uses mapping and other methods to examine the concept of community. Explores the intersections of life in urban areas including perception and interaction with built environments, political and economic relationships, and social and cultural ties. Partner(s): Catholic Kwandong University Dr. Bo Ae Chun [Korea], Dr. Bo Ae Chun
  • (PB) BIS 406 A: Urban Planning and Geography – Jing Kyu Jung – examines historical and modern conceptualizations of “‘urban”‘, covering topics such as urban systems, urban forms, urban ecologies, urban planning, and urbanism. Investigates the integration of built forms; human interactions; and the environmental, social, political, and economic aspects of urban places. Partner(s): City of Lynnwood
  • (PB) BES 362 A: Restoration Ecology – Amy Lambert – Introduces ecological restoration of damaged ecosystems. Develops a broad understanding of restoration ecology, including diverse ecological aspects of the practice of restoration, conceptual and philosophical issues underlying the field, and social and political factors that influence restoration outcomes. Includes field work, lectures, readings, and discussion. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PB) BES 492 A Capstone Research in Environmental Science 1 – Amy Lambert – The first course of a two-quarter capstone sequence. Students plan and develop a detailed proposal for their capstone environmental science project. Partner(s): Whale Scout and more

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PB) BHS 496 A: Health Studies Fieldwork – Cynthia Karlsson – students participate in fieldwork experiences to explore career options and develop skills in population health practice. Students use critical reflection to synthesize knowledge and experiences from fieldwork and program courses to support their professional development. Partner(s): NAMI Eastside, HealthPoint, UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies, Bloodworks NW, Providence Regional Medical Center, and more. (Minimum 40 hours/quarter) 
  • (PB) B HLTH 435 A : Foundations and Principles of Health Education and Communication – Jody Early – Introduction to the health education profession, associated competencies, theories and principles of health communication. Covers strategies and design principles for planning culturally tailored health education and communication for a variety of audiences, uses digital technology and social media for health promotion. Partner(s): Forefront Center at University of Washington Seattle and Mental Health Matters of Washington 
  • B NURS 460 A: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice – Linda Eaton – focuses on strategies for translating scholarly knowledge to practice. Continue to advance skills in evaluating and synthesis of scholarly literature. Attention to effective communication of evidence through written and oral formats. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PB) B NURS 424 A: Population-Based Health in Community Practice – Robin Fleming & Maureen West – provides introduction to community health practice emphasizing nurses’ roles in population-based care through partnership with community agencies. Discusses socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political influences on community health. Explores the role of professional communication and collaboration in facilitating health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Partner(s): TBD 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PL) CSS 295 A: K-12 Computer Education – Arkady Retik – Collaboration with community partners to develop computing education opportunities for K-12 students. Curriculum development and basic computing education environments. Partner(s): Kenmore Middle School (Northshore School District) 
  • B BIO 495 A: Investigative Biology: Population Structure and Restoration of Kokanee Salmon in the Lake Washington Watershed – Jeffery Jensen – provides research experience in Biology. Topic and research methods vary. Partner(s): Lake Washington Kokanee Work Group 

Interactive Media Design

  • BIMD 491 A: Integrative Studio Practicum – Annuska Zolyomi – Assesses and applies multiple models of interactive media design in iterative development and integrative projects, especially in relation to an integrative project that capitalizes on the student’s specialty area. Partner(s): Museum in Edmonds 

First Year & Pre-Major Programs

  • (PL) BCORE 107 Q: Disability Representation in Society – Maureen West – Introduces key elements of interdisciplinary, collaborative, and reflective learning while identifying resources and learning strategies for success as a college student. This course provides students with introductory knowledge of critical disability studies (CDS), a growing multi-disciplinary field that investigates, critiques, and enhances Western society’s understanding of disability. Partner(s): Seattle Children’s Hospital Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center  

Summer 2023 

Last updated 4/14/2022. This course list is subject to changes and additions.

Business (BUS)

  • (PB) BBUS 307 C: Business Writing – Laura Umetsu – Students conduct research, data collection, interviews with stakeholders, and write organizational web-based press releases that can be used to support an organizational objective​. Partner(s): National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • (PB) B BUS 441 Bus Project Management – Nick Cuhaciyan – Student groups collaborate with community partners to outline and execute a project management plan. Partner(s): City of Kenmore 

Education (SES)

  • (PB)  BEDUC 391 Disability and Society – Jason Naranjo – This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply learning from the field of disability studies in the community with people with disability. Through use of service-learning, academic texts, and contemporary media we will explore the following areas of study: A) Access & barries to inclusive play and recreation, B) Allyship and social change, and C) The importance of outdoor play and recreation across the lifespan. Partner(s): Outdoors For All
  • (PL) BEDUC 495 A – Applied Experience – Sarita Shukla -Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career related projects related to education, equity, and access. Partner(s): Meridian Park ElementaryNeighborhood HouseSeattle Children’s Hospital, etc.

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB) BIS 232 A – Data Visualization – Caleb Trujillo – Students work with community partner survey data to analyze, address problem areas, and provide visualizations and recommendations. Partner(s): Edmonds School District

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PL) BHS 496 A – Health Studies Fieldwork – Victoria A Breckwich Vasquez – Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career related projects. Partner(s): Bloodworks NWHealthPointNAMI Greater Seattle, Sea Mar Community Health Center, etc.
  • (PB) BHS 201 A – Intro to Public Health – Sunita Iyer – Provides an introduction to the principle of public health with exploration of the frameworks, tools, and evidence base that guides disease prevention and health promotion efforts. Consideration given to ethical and public policy issues important to ensuring the fair distribution of resources. Partner(s): TBD 
  • (PB) BHLTH 439 A – Health Policy and Advocacy – Sunita Iyer – Examines how health policy and advocacy influence health outcomes of individuals and populations. Addresses policy process and the advocacy role of health education specialists in influencing local, state, and federal policy. Considers the impact of global trends on public health practice, policy, and systems. Partner(s): TBD
  • (PB) B NURS 424 – Pop Health Comm Practice A –  Maureen West and Anna Winquist – Students work in groups to develop and provide health education programming to community members. Partner(s): TBD
  • (PB) B HLTH 497 – Health Topics – Farm Workers & Health – Vicky Breckwich Vasquez – Investigates a health-related topic to provide students with knowledge and skills to promote health and well-being. Evaluates individual, institutional, and/or social determinants of health to guide life and work practice. Partner(s): BASTA Coalition of Washington

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