Community-Engaged Learning and Research

Current Courses

2022-23 CELR Courses

Spring 2023 

This course list is subject to changes and additions.

Last updated: 2/1/2023

  • PB - Project-based course
  • PL - Placement-based course

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: NAMI Seattle
  • (PB) BBUS 441 A: Business Project Management - Nick Cuhaciyan - Student groups collaborate with community partners to outline and execute a project management plan. Partner(s): City of Kenmore, TBA
  • (PB) BBUS 491 A: Business Consulting - Surya Pathak Students work in groups with community partners to research and propose recommendations for projects. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BBUS 512 A, B: Strategic Management - Stephen Jones - Students work in groups with community partners to create strategy projects that incorporate finance, marketing, operations, and management decisions. Partner(s): TBA

 Education (SES)

  • (PL) BEDUC 220 A: Education and Society - Gerard Holzman - Students explore equity and access in educational settings by working with community partners on projects. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PL) BEDUC 495 A: Applied Experience - Gerard Holzman - Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career related projects related to education, equity, and access. Partner(s): TBA

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB) BIS 175 A: Introduction to American Government - Jason Lambacher - Students work in groups to research a challenge question, conduct a literature review, and make recommendations to support community partner strategic goals. Partner(s): Snohomish County Elections, Snohomish County Office of Social Justice
  • (PB) BIS 232 A: Data Visualization A - Baaska Anderson - Students work with community partner survey data to analyze, address problem areas, and provide visualizations and recommendations. Partner(s): Edmonds School District 
  • (PB) BIS 352 A: Mapping Communities - Jin-Kyu Jung - Students work in groups on participatory community mapping projects proposed by community partner. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PL) BIS 390 A: Ecology and the Environment - Martha Groom - Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BIS 408 A: Critical Physical Geography - Melanie Malone - Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BIS 498 B: Undergraduate Research: Southeast Asian Pasts & Futures - Raissa DeSmet and Nhi P Tran - With the support of UW faculty and Burke Museum staff, API and first-gen students will design their own projects and curriculum, work directly with objects in the Southeast Asian collections, and build relationships with AAPI knowledge holders in the Puget Sound. Partner(s): Wing Luke Museum, API Chaya
  • (PB) BISMCS 343 A: Media Production Workshop: The City as Character - Minda Martin - Partner(s): Seattle Municipal Archives, MIPoPS - Museum of Moving Images and Photographs of the Puget Sound

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PL/PB) BHLTH 498 B: Project in Health: Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI):  Victoria Breckwich- Vasquez - 5-month leadership program for Latinx-identified sophomores, juniors and seniors requiring student participation in a community-engaged learning project. Partner(s): Latino Educational Training Institute(LETI), Bothell High School
  • (PL) BHS 496 A, B: Health Studies Fieldwork: Victoria Breckwich- Vasquez, Mabel Ezeonwu -  Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career-related projects. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 424 A, B: Population Health in Community Practice - Robin Flemming, Mo West - Students work in groups to develop and provide health education programming to community members. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 460 A: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice - Lee Chiyoung, Kosuke Niitsu - Students build on BNURS 360 research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clinical and public health professionals in the field. Partner(s): Country Doctor Community Health Centers, Everett Gospel Mission, Evergreen Health, Harborview Medical Center, Inside Health Institute, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PB) BME 496 A: Capstone in Mechanical Engineering II - Imen Hannachi - Student teams work with a community partner over two quarters (winter and spring). Students complete the full-cycle design with their partner including problem definition, concept generation and feasibility study, engineering design analyses, prototype fabrication and testing. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PL/PB) BHYS 101 A: Introduction to Physics - Paola Rodiriguez - Partner(s): TBA
  • (PL/PB) CSS 295 A: K-12 Computer Education - Nancy Kool - Partner(s): Students work as a class and in teams to develop Scratch coding curriculum which they use to teach elementary or middle school students in a free after-school coding program. Partner(s): Kenmore Middle School

Winter 2023

Business (BUS)

  • (PB) BBUS 307 A: 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): NAMI Seattle
  • (PB) BBUS 340 A: Operations and Project Managment - Gulru Ozkan-Seely - Student groups collaborate with community partners to investigate a current operations challenge, conduct research, and make recommendations. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BBUS 431 A: E-Marketing - Jose Bedregal - Students work in groups to conduct surveys or other research, and make recommendations for digital marketing strategies for community partner. Partner(s): Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI)
  • (PB) BBUS 441 A: Business Project Management - Nick Cuhaciyan - Student groups collaborate with community partners to outline and execute a project management plan. Partner(s): Weave.AI, Your Money Matters Mentoring (YMMM)
  • (PB) BBUS 491 A: Business Consulting - Surya Pathak Students work in groups with community partners to research and propose recommendations for projects. Partner(s): Boeing

Education (SES)

  • (PL) BEDUC 391 A: Disability & Society: A Focus on Community and the Outdoors - Jason Naranjo - Students will train and practice how to teach youth and adults with disabilities how to ski, snowboard or snowshoe. In -person trainings and class will be at Stevens or Snoqualimie Pass. Partner(s): Outdoors for All 
  • (PL - Optional) BEDUC 441 A: Second Language Acquisition - Lynora Hirata - Students work outside of class on language skills and literacy development with youth or adults who are learning another language. Partner(s): TBA (Minimum 20 hours/quarter)
  • (PL) BEDUC 542 A:  Teaching ESOL - Yue Bian - Students work outside of class on language skills and literacy development with youth who are learning English. Partner(s): TBA (Minimum 20 hours/quarter)
  • (PL) BEDUC 495 A: Applied Experience - Gerard Holzman - Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career related projects related to education, equity, and access. Partner(s): Edmonds School District, Imagine Children's Museum, Meridian Park Elementary

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB - Optional) BES 385 A: Biodiversity Conservation - Martha Groom - Students have the option to conduct research or other related project with environmental conservation organization. Partner(s): Na'ah Illahee Fund partnership with United Indians of All Tribes and Seattle Parks, Whale Scout, UW Bothell Sustainability, UW Bothell Grounds and Wetlands
  • (PL) BES 491 A: Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science - Amy Lambert - Students work independently or in groups to support the environmental research and restoration goals of local and regional parks, gardens, and field sites. Partner(s): 21 Acres, Friends of North Creek Forest, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Songaia Co-Housing Community, UW Botanic Gardens, UWB at EERC @ St. Edward State Park, Viva Farms, Whale Scout
  • (PB) BIS 175 A: Introduction to American Goverment - Jason Lambacher - Students work in groups to research a challenge question, conduct a literature review, and make recommendations to support community partner strategic goals. Partner(s): Snohomish County Elections, Snohomish County Office of Social Justice
  • (PB) BIS 232 A: Data Visualization A,B - Baaska Anderson, Caleb Trujillo - Students work with community partner survey data to analyze, address problem areas, and provide visualizations and recommendations. Partner(s): Edmonds School District Equity and Student Success
  • (PB/PL) BIS 498 A: Undergraduate Research: Southeast Asian Pasts & Futures - Raissa DeSmet and Nhi P Tran - With the support of UW faculty and Burke Museum staff, API and first-gen students will design their own projects and curriculum, work directly with objects in the Southeast Asian collections, and build relationships with AAPI knowledge holders in the Puget Sound. Partner(s): Wing Luke Museum, API Chaya
  • (PB) BPOLST 513 A: Practicum in Policy Studies - Jin-Kyu Jung - Students will explore social and policy issues with community stakeholders through direct service, research, informational interviews, events and/or other means. Partner(s): City of Lynnwood Community Equity Team, Latino Educational Training Insitute (LETI)
  • BISMCS 343 B: The City as Character - Partner(s): Seattle Municipal Archives, MIPoPS - Museum of Moving Images and Photographs of the Puget Sound

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PB) BHLTH 301 A: Global Health Practice: Systems, Places and People - Victoria Breckwich-Vasquez - Students work collectively on a project or multiple projects to support the needs of a community-engaged global health organization. Partner(s): BASTA Coalition of Washington
  • (PL/PB) BHLTH 498 A: Independent Study: Latino Leadership Initiavtive (LLI) - Victoria Breckwich-Vasquez - 5-month leadership program for Latinx-identified sophomores, juniors and seniors requiring student participation in a community-engaged learning project. Partner(s): Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI), Bothell High School
  • (PB) BHS 305 A: Introduction to Healthcare Policy and Systems - Sunita Iyer - Students conduct research on environmental health topic, which is incorporated into a research paper, poem, and podcast script. Partner(s): Hanford Challenge
  • (PL) BHS 496 A: Health Studies Fieldwork - Jody Early - Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career related projects. Partner(s): Bloodworks NW, HealthPoint, LifeWire,Midwives' Association of WA State, Neighborhood House, Providence Institute for a Healthier Community,Snohomish Health District, Rainier Valley Community Clinic, Ryther Child Center, UWB School of Nursing and Health Studies,
  • (PB) BNURS 360 A, B, C: Critical Reading & Information Literacy in Nursing - Kosuke Niitsu - Students begin participatory research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clincial and public health professionals. Partner(s): Country Doctor Community Health Centers, Everett Gospel Mission, Evergreen Health, Harborview Medical Center, Inside Health Institute, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center
  • (PB) BNURS 424 A, B, C: Population-Based Health in Community Practice - Mo West, Robin Fleming, Anna Winquist​ - Students work in groups to develop and provide health education programming to community members. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 460 A: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice - Sunita Iyer, Diana Oddland Neal, Anna Winquist - Students build on BNURS 360 research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clinical and public health professionals in the field. Partner(s): Evergreen Health Hospice, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s NICU, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, UW Medical Center, WA State Hospital Association

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PB) BME 495 A: Capstone in Mechanical Engineering - Imen Hannachi - Student teams work with a community partner over two quarters (winter and spring). Students complete the full-cycle design with their partner including problem definition, concept generation and feasibility study, engineering design analyses, prototype fabrication and testing. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) CSS 295 A: K-12 Computer Education - Arkady Retik - Students work as a class and in teams to develop Scratch coding curriculum which they use to teach elementary or middle school students in a free after-school coding program. Partner(s): Kenmore Middle School 

Fall 2022

Business (BUS)

  • (PB) BBUS 307 A: 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): NAMI Seattle
  • (PB) BBUS 441 A: Business Project Management - Nick Cuhaciyan - Student groups collaborate with community partners to outline and execute a project management plan. Partner(s): Amazon, WA Alliance for Better Schools, Weave.AI
  • (PB) BBUS 482 A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management - Gulru Ozkan-Seely - Partner(s): Bluenile, Boeing, UW Medicine, University of WA
  • (PB) BBUS 509 A, B: Operations Management- Gulru Ozkan-Seely - Student groups collaborate with community partners to investigate a current operations challenge, conduct research, and make recommendations. Partner(s): Bandwagon, Boeing, Lean Six Sigma, Providence

Education (SES)

  • (PB) BEDUC 220 : Education & Society - Gerard Holzman - Students explore equity and access in educational settings by working with community partners on projects. Partner(s): AVID Henry Jackson High School, Communities of Rooted Brilliance, Edmonds School District, Hamilton International Middle School, Imagine Children's Museum, Mercy Housing NW, Meridian Park Elementary, Neighborhood House, Sound Salmon Solutions, Unidos Snohomish Co, WA Alliance for Better Schools, WA State Parks, YMCA Greater Seattle
  • (PB) BEDUC 495 A: Applied Experience - Derya Sunkel - Students deepen learning and practice working on projects related to education, equity, and access. Partner(s): Hamilton International Middle School, Mercy Housing NW, YMCA of Greater Seattle

First Year Pre-Major Programs (FYPP)

  • (PB) BCUSP 199 B: Fieldbased Learning: Environment and Sustainability CELR Learning Community - Lily Cason, Layla Taylor - Students work in groups and engage in projects with a community organization that focus on how different environmental and sustainability fields address needs in society. Partner(s): UWB at EERC @ St. Edwards Park, Oceana

Interactive Media Design (IMD)

  • (PB) IMD 351 A: Studio Elements - Dharma Dailey - Student work in groups to create a public facing media project informed by user research. Partner(s): Make Digital Equity, Goodwill Olympics & Rainier Region
  • (PB) IMD 481 A: Integrative Studio  - Mark Chen - Students work in groups to conduct user research and propose informed solutions. Partner(s): Make Digital Equity, Goodwill Olympics & Rainier Region
  • (PB) IMD 491 A: Integrative Studio Practicum I - Annuska Zolyomi - Students work in groups to conduct user research, examine design problems and propose web-based solutions.  Partner(s): Whimsy Walks

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB) BIS 175 A : Introduction to American Government - Jason Lambacher - Partner(s): Snohomish County Elections, Snohomish County office of Social Justice
  • (PB) BIS 232 A,B: Data Visualization - Baaska Anderson, Caleb Trujillo -Students work with community partner survey data to analyze, address problem areas, and provide visualizations and recommendations. Partner(s): Edmonds School District Equity and Student Success
  • (PB) BIS 235 A: Critical Media Literacy - Min Tang - Students work in groups to examine bias in popular media formats, and design an educational workshop for middle or high school youth. Partner(s): Northshore School District Department of Racial and Educational Justice 
  • (PB/PL) BIS 498 A: Undergraduate Research: Southeast Asian Pasts & Futures - Raissa DeSmet, Nhi P Tran - With the support of UW faculty and Burke Museum staff, API and first-gen students will design their own projects and curriculum, work directly with objects in the Southeast Asian collections, and build relationships with AAPI knowledge holders in the Puget Sound. Partner(s): Burke Museum

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PB) BNURS 360 A, C: Critical Reading & Information Literacy in Nursing - Christopher Wade - Students begin participatory research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clincial and public health professionals. Partner(s): Partners: Evergreen Health Hospice, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s NICU, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, UW Medical Center, WA State Hospital Association
  • (PB) BNURS 424 A, B: Population-Based Health in Community Practice - Maureen West, Robin Fleming - Students work in groups to develop and provide health education programming to community members. Partner(s): TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 460 A, B: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice - Anna Winquist, Diana Odland Neal - Students build on BNURS 360 research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clinical and public health professionals in the field. Partner(s): EvergreenHealth, Jail Health Services - Public Health Seattle & King County, MultiCare, Street Medicine Team - Public Health Seattle & King County w/Downtown Emergency Services (DESC), UW Medical Center

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PB) CSS 295 A: K-12 Computer Education - Arkady Retik - Students work as a class and in teams to develop Scratch coding curriculum which they use to teach elementary or middle school students in a free after-school coding program. Partner(s): Kenmore Middle School