Community-Engaged Learning and Research

Current Courses

2022-23 CELR Courses

Winter 2023 

This course list is subject to changes and additions. Last updated: 11/1/2022

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

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: 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. Partners: TBA
  • (PB) BBUS 441  A: Business Project Managment - Nick Cuhaciyan - Student groups collaborate with community partners to outline and execute a project management plan. Partners: TBA
  • (PB) BBUS 491 A: Business Consulting - Surya Pathak Students work in groups with community partners to research and propose recommendations for projects. Partners: TBA

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: Outdoors for All 
  • (PL - Optional) BEDUC 441 A: Second Language Acquisition - Yue Bian - Students work outside of class on language skills and literacy development with youth or adults who are learning another language. Partners: 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. Partners: 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. Partners: TBA

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB - Optional) BES 485 A: Conservation Biology - Sara Maxwell - Students have the option to conduct research or other related project with environmental conservation organization. Partners: TBA
  • (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. Partners: 21 Acres, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Songaia Co-Housing Community, UW Botanic Gardens, UWB EERC @ St. Edward State Park, Viva Farms
  • (PB) BIS 175 A: 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. Partners: Snohomish County Elections, Snohomish County Office of Social Justice
  • (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: Burke Museum
  • (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. Partners: City of Lynnwood Community Equity Team

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PB) BHLTH 301 A: Global Health Practice: Systems, Places and People  Students work collectively on a project or multiple projects to support the needs of a community-engaged global health organization. Partners: TBA
  • (PB/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: Latino Educational Training Institute, Bothell High School
  • (PL) BHS 496 A: Health Studies Fieldwork - Jody Early - Students deepen learning and practice working with community partners on career related projects. Partners: TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 360 A, B, C: Critical Reading & Information Literacy in Nursing Students begin participatory research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clincial and public health professionals. Partners: TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 424 A, B, C: Population-Based Health in Community Practice Students work in groups to develop and provide health education programming to community members. Partners: TBA
  • (PB) BNURS 460 A: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice  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. Partners:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

  • (PB) BME 481: Engineer Prof Dev 1: Citizen Engineer - Steve Collins - Students work in groups to conduct research, analysis, and documentation of current engineering projects in collaboration with a community partner organization. Partners: TBA
  • (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. Partners: 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: YMCA of Greater Seattle

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: 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. Partners: Amazon, WA Alliance for Better Schools, Weave.AI
  • (PB) BBUS 482 A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management - Gulru Ozkan-Seely - Partner: TBA
  • (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 . Partners: TBA

Education (SES)

  • (PB) BEDUC 220 : Education & Society - Gerard Holzman - Students explore equity and access in educational settings by working with community partners on projects. Partners: 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. Partners: Hamilton International Middle School, Mercy Housing NW, YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • (Optional PB) BEDUC 441/541 A : Second Language Acquisition - Yue Bian - Students work with youth on second language skills and literacy development in a classroom setting. Partners: Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Communities of Rooted Brilliance, Lake WA School District, Meridian Park Elementary, YMCA of Greater Seattle

First Year Pre-Major Programs (FYPP)

  • (PB) BCORE 104 F : Discovery Core I: Creativity, Courage, and Consequences - Gary Carpenter - Students work as a class to collaborate on shared arts and social justice project for community partner(s). 
  • (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. Partners: Environmental Education and Research Center at St. Edwards Park, Oceana

Interactive Media Design (IMD)

  • (PB) IMD 351 A: Studio Elements - Dharma Dailey
  • (PB) IMD 481 A: Integrative Studio  - Mark Chen
  • (PB) IMD 491 A: Integrative Studio Practicum I - Annuska Zolyomi - Students work in groups to conduct user research, examine design problems and propose solutions.  Partner: Whimsy Walks

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

  • (PB) BIS 175 A : Introduction to American Government - Jason Lambacher - Partners: 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. Partners: 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: 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: Burke Museum

Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)

  • (PB) BNURS 360 A, B, C: Critical Reading & Information Literacy in Nursing - Christopher Wade, Linda Eaton - Students begin participatory research and literature review to make recommendations for challenges and questions submitted by clincial and public health professionals. Partners: TBA
  • (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. Partners: 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. Partners: TBA

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: Kenmore Middle School