Service Learning Course List

Fall 2017

Note: New courses might be added in the weeks leading up to registration. Please check back for updates.

Afro-American Studies 151: Intro to Contemporary Afro-American Society

Instructor: Michael Thornton

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Survey of the characteristics and problems of Afro-Americans in contemporary society.

Anthropology 696: Archaeological Methods of Curation

Instructor: Danielle Benden

Section: Ind 001

Credits: 1-3

Practicum in the curation of prehistoric stone, bone, and ceramics. Involves handling materials, identification of artifacts, conservation techniques, preparation of materials for storage or display.

Art

Art 338: Service Learning in Art

Instructor: G. Simpson

Section: Sec 001

Credits: 2

Students discuss community-based practices in the field, and will work with a community partner in an art-related capacity.

 


Art 393: Internships in Art

Instructor: G. Simpson

Section: Fld 001

Credits: 2

This online course allows students who have found outside art-related internships to earn academic credit in connection with their work experience.

Asian-American Studies 240: Hmong American Experiences in the US

Instructor: Yango Sao Xiong

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

An examination of specific themes in Asian American life and culture. Topics may include comparative analyses of Asian American communities, contemporary Asian American experience, and the specific concerns and histories of individual Asian groups in America, such as Korean, Hmong, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Chinese and Japanese.
Biology is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

Botany is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

Chican@/Latin@ Studies 330: Community-based Research

Instructor: Revel Sims

Section: Lec 002

Credits: 3
The class will begin with a foundation in the methods, practices and values associated with Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR):
This type of research is unique in: emphasizing collaboration; sensitivity to context, process and power; respect for the diversity of knowledge bases and skills sets; accountability of researchers to communities; and a belief that knowledge production and dissemination can contribute to social change.
The class will then carry out a collaborative research project investigating housing issues within the Latinx community. Although students do not need to have prior research experience, they should be prepared to devote time outside of the classroom to working with the partner organization and be interested in actively learning and engaging with community members.

Civil and Environmental Engineering 421: Environmental Sustainability Engineering

Instructor: Andrea Hicks

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

This course utilizes the three paradigms of sustainability (environmental, social, and economic) in an engineering setting, in order to understand how to engineer for a sustainable future. The course will cover topics such as design for the environment, green chemistry, pollution prevention, total cost accounting, life cycle assessment, and industrial ecology. It will involve a community based learning term project, where the students will work in groups to address the sustainability implications of a project for a community partner.

Civil Society and Community Studies 350: Community Issues and Service Learning

Instructor: Michael Maguire

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Academic and community-based explorations of selected issues faced by contemporary families and consumers, approached from human ecological perspectives.

Communication Sciences and Disorders 790: Practicum in Communicative Disorders

Instructor: Varies

Section: All

Credits: 1-4

Supervised experience with persons manifesting communicative problems. Evaluation, rehabilitation, and conservation of hearing, language, and speech disorders in various clinical settings.

Computer Sciences 402: Introducing Computer Science to K-12 Students

Instructor: Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 2

Students work in teams to lead Computer Science clubs and workshops for K-12 students in the Madison area. Design and lead activities to help K-12 students learn computational thinking and computer programming.

Community and Environmental Sociology 500: Capstone

Instructor: Randy Stoecker

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

A capstone experience involving the application of sociological concepts and methods to concrete social and environmental problems. Students work in teams and may engage problems using service learning, community based research, and interdisciplinary approaches.
*Cross-listed with Sociology

Consumer Science 555: Consumer Strategy and Evaluation

Instructor: Dee Warmath

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Students design, implement, and evaluate an idea to move their community partners closer to their ultimate design goals. This course offers an immersive, hands-on experience of strategy, planning, implementation, and evaluation through real-world cases leading to specific strategic recommendations intended to enhance performance of a selected actual business or nonprofit partner.

C&I 362: Drama for Teaching and Learning

Instructor: Varies

Section: All

Credits: 3

This is a methods course useful for all involved in teaching and learning, including foreign languages. Introduction to philosophy, methodology, and practice of the use of drama and performance techniques in any educational or recreational settings. Focus on creativity and embodied and contextual learning, based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. A practical class which includes demonstration and practice with children. 
*This course is cross-listed with Slavic and Theatre & Drama

 


C&I 399: Independent Study

Instructor: Travis Wright

Section: Ind 015

Credits: 1-3

Independent Study

 


C&I 506: Strategies for Inclusive Schooling

Instructor: TBA

Section: Lec 001, 002

Credits: 3

Comparison of historical and current practices in special education; legal, philosophical, and programmatic changes leading to inclusive models of education; emphasis on concepts of collaboration, cooperative learning structures, and curricular and instructional adaptations to accommodate learners with disabilities in general education classrooms.
*This course is cross-listed with RPSE

Dance 331: Intro: Dynamics of Dance Therapy

Instructor: Rena Kornblum

Section: Lab 001

Credits: 3

Movement lab integrating theory and techniques of dance therapy. Field work in community service projects.

Design Studies 501: Design Thinking — Inspire, Innovate

Instructor: Lesley Sager

Section: Lec 029

Credits: 3

Students will work on supporting women and girls through addressing the following issues: disseminating health education and providing support for continuing health, sustainable agriculture and food security, waste management and alternative sources of fuel, and microenterprise and product development.
Educational Policy Studies is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

English 100

Instructor: Julia Garrett

Section: Sec 43

Credits: 3

Focuses on development of rhetorical reading, listening, and writing abilities; provides practice in written and spoken communication (emphasis on writing); develops information literacy; provides a foundation for a variety of college course work and post-college careers.

 


English 201: Humanities at the Humane Society

Instructor: Laura Perry

Section: Sec 10

Credits: 3

This section of English 201, “Humanities at the Humane Society,” explores the rhetorical stakes of human-animal encounters through a community-based learning course in partnership with the Dane County Humane Society. This course will ask you to consider the many ways humans and animals encounter one another in contemporary society, and the intersecting narratives, identities, assumptions, traditions, and practices that shape those encounters. Thinking, speaking, researching, and writing about the same issues from different perspectives and in different genres will encourage you to notice the rhetorical differences between forms of writing, as well as hopefully surprise you with new insights and observations about the everyday world and your place in it.

Environmental Studies 402: Community Environmental Scholars Seminar

Instructor: Rob Beattie, Catherine Middlecamp

Section: Lec 003, 004

Credits: 1

Topics vary each term, with the scope of the environmental social sciences. These may include issues in environmental policy, law, economics, land use, sustainability, food systems, energy policy, conflict resolution, environmental justice, and international development.

 


Environmental Studies 402: People, Environment and Sustainability

Instructor: Thomas Eggert

Section: Lec 002

Credits: 3

Topics vary each term, with the scope of the environmental social sciences. These may include issues in environmental policy, law, economics, land use, sustainability, food systems, energy policy, conflict resolution, environmental justice, and international development.

 


Environmental Studies 600: Capstone

Instructor: Anke Keuser

Section: Sem 002

Credits: 3

We will be cooperating with staff at Madison's Sherman Middle School to provide a nature study program to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. A high percentage of Sherman ethnically diverse students live in poverty. The school is making herculean efforts to meet student needs by providing after-school programming. Our class helps the school meet those needs by pairing UW students as after-school mentors with a Sherman student.

Gender & Women's Studies is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

Horticulture 120: Survey of Horticulture

Instructor: Sara Patterson

Section: All

Credits: 3

For the beginning student. Scientific basis for horticultural practices; scope of the field of horticulture; introduction to propagation, culture, management, improvement, storage, and marketing of flowers, fruits, ornamentals and vegetables.

HDFS 663: Capstone: Developmental and Family Assessment

Instructor: Julie Poehlmann

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Introduces students to the process of family-focused developmental assessment with infants and young children, including family interviewing, taking developmental histories, observing children, and developmental screening.

ILS 357: Peer Mentor Seminar

Instructor: TBA

Section: Sem 001

Credits: 2

This course is designed to help improve leadership and facilitation skills for the co-facilitators of the Bradley roundtable.

Integrated Science 375: Service with Youth in STEM

Instructor: Kevin Niemi
Section: Lec 003
Credits: 2

 

This is a year-long course offering two credits per semester. Each semester, students lead an After School Science Club in the community. The first semester, students work in teams using materials already developed. The second semester, they can work in teams or individually to develop their own activities based on their particular areas of interest.

Inter-HE is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017

Inter-LS is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017

International Studies is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017
Journalism is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017

Kinesiology 516: Adapted Physical Activity

Instructor: Joanne Haynes Manogue

Section: All

Credits: 3

An understanding of foundations, assessment and pedagogy for individuals with disabilities in a variety of physical activity settings. Emphasis of individual differences, life-span, and self-actualization.

Landscape Architecture 610: Landscape Architecture Seminar

Instructor: TBA

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 4

Environmental problems and issues related to project, urban or regional scale.

 


Landscape Architecture 666: Restoration Ecology

Instructor: Evelyn Howell

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Philosophy and techniques in the use of native vegetation for landscape purposes. Application of current knowledge in restoration and maintenance of native plant communities.

Law

Law is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

Legal Studies 400: Impact on Health

Instructor: Jill Jacklitz

Section: Sem 023

Credits: 3

Social determinants of health

 


Legal Studies 694: Criminal Justice Field Observation

Instructor: Melanie Murchison

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Field placements and seminar sessions to develop sociological understanding of criminal justice processes. Placement in criminal justice agencies and lectures and discussions applying concepts and theories to field experience.
*Cross-listed with Sociology

 

Library and Information Studies is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

LSC 314: Introduction to Digital Video Production

Instructor: TBA

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3


Principles and techniques of digital documentary and informational video production. Video styles and subject matter treatment analyzed. Information gathering, videography, scripting, producing, and editing techniques.

MHR 401: Management of Teams

Instructors: Seo Young Byun

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Examines components that comprise teams, highlights key factors that influence team effectiveness, develops skills in diagnosing opportunities and threats that face teams, and enhances teamwork expertise.
Medical Sciences is not currently offering any Service Learning courses fall 2017.

Nursing 590: Community Support for People with Dementia

Instructor: Barb Bowers and Lisa Bratzke

Section: Sem 005

Credits: 2-3

This seminar will provide an introduction to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, with a focus on community supports for people living with dementia. Students will work across disciplines to learn how different areas of society can become dementia friendly and how to integrate relevant approaches into their future careers. Students participating will work with local dementia friendly community groups to strengthen supports for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Pharmacy Practice 425: Pharmacy Practice Experience I

Instructor: Beth Martin

Section: All

Credits: 1-3

This required PharmD experiential course complements didactic coursework in communication, practice-based skills, and the pharmacist’s role in the health care system. Students will participate in various community-based experiences, including group collaboration with a senior partner, observing pharmacists’ roles in practice settings, and providing screenings and education outreach.

 


Pharmacy Practice 525: Pharmacy Practice Experience III

Instructor: All

Section: All

Credits: 1-3

The third of six in a three-year sequence which will introduce and expose second-year Doctor of Pharmacy students to the various roles of pharmacists and the many patient-care opportunities that exist in and out of traditional pharmacy practice settings.

 


Pharmacy Practice 625: Pharmacy Practice Experience V

Instructor: All

Section: All

Credits: 1-3

The fifth of six in a three-year sequence which will introduce and expose second-year Doctor of Pharmacy students to the various roles of pharmacists and the many patient-care opportunities that exist in and out of traditional pharmacy practice settings.

Physical Therapy 541: Culture and Diversity in Health Care

Instructor: Susan Wenker

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 1

Students will explore their own backgrounds and will learn constructs of cultural competency; cultural beliefs and practices; impact of diversity issues such as SES, sexual preference, disability, educational level, ethnicity and race; and the culture of medicine.

Public Affairs 871: Public Program Evaluation

Instructor: TBA

Section: Sec 001

Credits: 3

Compares the conceptual, statistical, and ethical issues of experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental designs for program evaluation. Definitions of outcomes, sample size issues, statistical biases in measuring causal effects of programs, and the reliability of findings will be emphasized using case studies selected from current public programs.
*This course is cross-listed with Public Affairs

Population Health Sciences 780: Public Health: Principles and practices

Instructor: Barb Duerst

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary graduate-level course addressing population-based approaches to community health improvement, and features problem-based learning. A focus on contemporary issues; opportunities to work with a public health mentor and lectures by local, state and national figures.

Psychology 399: Service Learning in Psychology

Instructor: Patti Coffey, Rebecca Addington

Section: Ind 033, 080

Credits: 1-4

An independent study course to provide students with opportunities to gain experience in community service work relevant to psychology.

Public Affairs 871: Public Program Evaluation

Instructor: TBA

Section: Sec 001

Credits: 3

Compares the conceptual, statistical, and ethical issues of experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental designs for program evaluation. Definitions of outcomes, sample size issues, statistical biases in measuring causal effects of programs, and the reliability of findings will be emphasized using case studies selected from current public programs.
*This course is cross-listed with Political Science

RPSE 300: Individuals with Disabilities

Instructor: Taucia Gonzalez, Aydin Bal

Section: All

Credits: 3

An overview of the characteristics and problems of exceptional children and youth. Definition and classification systems, etiology of handicapping conditions, educational services, and adult adjustment. Current controversies and future trends.

 


RPSE 330: Behavior Analysis: Application to persons with disabilities

Instructor: Andrea Ruppar

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Children with exceptional learning and behavior characteristics (contrasting views and practices); a humanistic behavioral approach; development and evaluation of behavior change programs, classification and foundations of exceptional learning and behavior characteristics, and facilitating behavior change in different settings.


RPSE  630: Internship

Instructor: Susan Weigmann

Section: All

Credits: 2-6

Practicum experience in state or community agencies or in public school programs serving individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, learning, social or behavioral problems.

Slavic 362: Drama for Teaching and Learning

Instructor: Varies

Section: Lab 001, 002

Credits: 3

This is a methods course useful for all involved in teaching and learning, including foreign languages. Introduction to philosophy, methodology, and practice of the use of drama and performance techniques in any educational or recreational settings. Focus on creativity and embodied and contextual learning, based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. A practical class which includes demonstration and practice with children. 
*This course is cross-listed with C&I and Theatre

Social Work

Social Work 400: Field Practice I

Instructor: Varies

Section: All

Credits: 2-6

An approved professional foundation field placement in direct social work practice in a community agency setting. A minimum of 16 hours per week, an integrative field unit seminar. The first course of the two-seminar field sequence.

 


Social Work 401: Field Practice II

Instructor: Varies

Section: All

Credits: 4-5

Continuation of Social Work 400.

 


Social Work 642: Social Work and Adolescents

Instructor: Tally Moses

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives and a critical review of the literature, students explore practice implications and interventions regarding problems of adolescents and at-risk youth with a focus on environmental influences that affect normal development.



Social Work 672: Violence through Peer Education

Instructor: Tracy Schroepfer
Section: Lec 002
Credits:

This small class allows students to learn the driving forces and different forms of sexual assault, dating/domestic/intimate partner violence and stalking. Students are then able to apply what they have learned in the classroom to actual society, specifically through facilitating educational workshops to student groups and communities on campus.


Social Work 800: Field Practice III

Instructor: Varies

Section: All

Credits: 4-5

An approved advanced social work practice field placement in an area of concentration. A minimum of 20 hours per week, including an integrative field unit seminar. The first of the two-semester advanced field sequence.

 


Social Work 801: Field Practice IV

Instructor: Varies

Section: All

Credits: 4-5

Continuation of Social Work 800.

Sociology 500: Capstone

Instructor: Randy Stoecker

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

A capstone experience involving the application of sociological concepts and methods to concrete social and environmental problems. Students work in teams and may engage problems using service learning, community based research, and interdisciplinary approaches.
*Cross-listed with Community and Environmental Sociology

 


Sociology 694: Criminal Justice Field Observation

Instructor: Melanie Murchison

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Field placements and seminar sessions to develop sociological understanding of criminal justice processes. Placement in criminal justice agencies and lectures and discussions applying concepts and theories to field experience.
*Cross-listed with Legal Studies

Spanish 319: Spanish Language Practice: Medical Spanish

Instructor: Eve Pujol

Section: Lec 001, 002

Credits: 3

Intensive oral and written practice in major areas of Spanish professional usage. Each offering will focus on an important field in which students tend to apply their language skills (journalism, commerce, medicine, law, social services, etc.).

Theatre and Drama 362: Drama for Teaching and Learning

Instructor: Varies

Section: Lab 001, 002

Credits: 3

This is a methods course useful for all involved in teaching and learning, including foreign languages. Introduction to philosophy, methodology, and practice of the use of drama and performance techniques in any educational or recreational settings. Focus on creativity and embodied and contextual learning, based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. A practical class which includes demonstration and practice with children. 
*This course is cross-listed with C&I and Slavic

Urban and Regional Planning: Planning Workshop

Instructor: David Marcouiller

Section: Lec 001

Credits: 3

Selected problems in planning to emphasize the interdisciplinary character of planning practice and to give opportunity to apply socioeconomic analysis, physical planning, and implementation techniques.