Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Service-Learning Courses Spring 2013

Students interested in being involved in the community, consider taking one of the service-learning course listed below

AMS 463: Architectural Documentation III

Laura Leach Dotson
TR
2:20-4:45
We will be working with the community to provide architectural services to a community member in need, and in return, the community will be providing us with a real-world architectural problem and client.

 

COMM 349: Small Group Communication
Jennifer Mize Smith
MW
3:00-4:20
An intensive study of group dynamics, interaction and communication in group situations. Students will work in groups to identify a community need and implement a plan to help serve that need.

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FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Tim Evans
MWF
9:10-10:05
Understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the multicultural nature of American society. Emphasis on the varieties of cultural expression, custom and world view practiced by regional, ethnic, racial and sectarian cultures.
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FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Njoku Johnston
TR
11:10-12:30
Understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the multicultural nature of American society. Emphasis on the varieties of cultural expression, custom and world view practiced by regional, ethnic, racial and sectarian cultures.
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GERO 495: HONORS What is an Age Friendly City?
Kelly Fitzgerald This will involve working in research teams with the Age Friendly Coalition. Activities include group conversations, a multi-year needs assessment and training of 25 Older Advocates. We will offer this in the fall and spring in conjunction with a grad level class. This is an Honors level course.

 

HON 300: Community Development Through Service Learning
Bernard Streneck
W
3-5:30
The Honors Colloquium strives to be interdisciplinary in nature and allows faculty members to address historical debates or contemporary issues. The goal is to allow students to participate in and lead discussions on various aspects of issues of contemporary, historical or intellectual significance. The topic of the course is selected by the faculty member offering the Colloquia.
This course will be meeting at Bowling Green High School. Must be enrolled in the Honors College or have Honors Eligibility
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PH 402: Worksite Health Promotion
Cecilia Watkin
TR
12:45-2:05
This course is designed to increase the student's awareness of how the worksite affects employees' health, the modifiable lifestyle risk factors that affect employees' health and the best strategies for designing effective worksite health promotion programs that can improve employees' health. The service learning component is working with local worksites to plan worksite health promotion programs for their employees.

 

PH 502: (Graduate) Health Promotion in the Workplace
Cecilia Watkins
TR
11:10-12:30
This course will include the theoretical bases of worksite health promotion along with the business rational and how to facilitate it in today's worksites.  This course will also enhance the student's ability to work with populations (both employee and employer) within the worksite including effective communications and marketing skills. Students will gain the ability to effectively assess the worksite and plan, implement and evaluate programs accordingly. The service learning component is working with Wellness Vendors on state trends of employee health issues and also working with local worksite to plan, implement and evaluate worksite health promotion programs for employees.

 

REC 335 & 337: Outdoor Leadership Program
Steve Spencer
TR
8:30-4:30
Students are trained as KY Water Watch volunteers to gather and assess data for judging the quality of Kentucky Waterways. Training begins in the classroom and continues at the river.

After KWW training is completed, students work in teams and gather data at seven predetermined sites in Warren County. KWW teams do multiple tests for field chemistry, assess biological stream quality, and collect water samples that are delivered to the WKU Waters Lab for evaluation

 

SPAN 370: Conversational Spanish
Sonia Lenk
MW
4:35-5:55
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their oral skills. The students will have ample opportunities to discuss contemporary and thought provoking topics, state their ideas and opinions effectively, and engage in formal and informal conversations. The students will also improve their reading, listening and writing skills through different activities, but mainly through their service-learning component. In these projects, students will research and present topics geared to meet the needs of the Hispanic community via the Bowling Green Spanish radio program.

 

SPAN 370: Conversational Spanish

Inmaculada Pertusa
MW
4:35-5:55
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their oral skills. The students will have ample opportunities to discuss contemporary and thought provoking topics, state their ideas and opinions effectively, and engage in formal and informal conversations. The students will also improve their reading, listening and writing skills through different activities, but mainly through their service-learning component. In these projects, students will research and present topics geared to meet the needs of the Hispanic community via the Bowling Green Spanish radio program.

 

SWRK 101 Honors: Foundations of Human Services
Gray Villereal
MWF
10:20-11:15
Starting with the basic principles, concepts and a historical perspective, the course will examine problems addressed by diverse social service programs and explore their activities. This is an Honors Section.

 

SWRK 101: Foundations of Human Services
Matt Davis
MWF
9:10-10:05
Starting with the basic principles, concepts and a historical perspective, the course will examine problems addressed by diverse social service programs and explore their activities.

 

SWRK 101: Foundations of Human Services
Kellye McIntyre
TR
11:10-12:30
Starting with the basic principles, concepts and a historical perspective, the course will examine problems addressed by diverse social service programs and explore their activities.

 

SWRK 101: Foundations of Human Services
Jan Peeler
WEB
Starting with the basic principles, concepts and a historical perspective, the course will examine problems addressed by diverse social service programs and explore their activities.

 

For faculty interested being included in this list, email your course information to Leah at leah.ashwill@wku.edu.

 Last Modified 7/22/13