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Course Listing

If you are looking for courses working on community projects or on community engagement issues, please see list below and register online through SIS.

Spring 2014 Course Listing

  • COMM 4822: “Investing in a Sustainable Future”
    Instructor: Mark White
    MoWe 2:00PM – 3:15PM, Robertson Hall 260

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on understanding, identifying and analyzing investment projects hastening our transition to a sustainable society.  Working together in multidisciplinary teams, participants will analyze real-world opportunities applying rigorous standards for sustainability, strategic fit, financial performance, and practicality. Pre-requisites: Instructor permission or 4th-year Commerce standing.

  • EDHS 2892: "Issues Facing Adolescence Girls II”
    Instructor: Edith Lawrence, Melissa Levy

    Mo 4:00PM - 6:00PM, Monroe Hall 130
    A continuation of EDHS 2891 Issues Facing Adolescent Girls I, this one-credit academic, service-learning class focuses on developing leadership skills through the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). Students attend a weekly one-hour class and two-hour mentoring group, and spend four hours a month one-on-one with their mentee. For those not able to mentor, they can meet the class requirements by being involved in the YWLP research team.  Prerequisites:   EDHS 2891 Issues Facing Adolescent Girls I.

  • EDHS 3500-003 Fostering Leadership in Girls and Women II
    Instructor: Lawrence, Levy
    M 4PM-6PM, Physics Bldg 210
    A continuation of EDHS 3501 Issues Fostering Leadership in Adolescence Girls I. In this course students explore the psychological, social, and cultural issues affecting adolescent girls and apply this understanding through service with the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), a mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with college women for a year.

  • EDIS 5230: “Reading Diagnosis and Remediation for Reading”
    Instructor: Paige Pullen
    Tu 3:30PM – 6:00 PM, Dell 2 101
    This course focuses on the diagnosis of reading difficulties and the array of continuous assessments that a teacher may employ to appropriately develop remediation strategies. Emphasis is placed on using assessment to guide instruction and remediation. Remediation strategies and effective reading programs are also introduced. This course is the second course in the reading sequence, and follows Reading Development for Special Populations. A tutoring lab, EDIS 5231, is taken concurrently.

  • MUEN 2690/3690/4690: "African Music and Dance Ensemble and Performance in Africa"
    Instructor: Michelle Kisliuk

    TuTh 5:30PM - 7:15PM, Old Cabell Hall 107
    Practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka pygmies). No previous experience with music or dance is necessary. Students seeking the co-requisite for MUSI 3090 should sign up for MUSI 3690. Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.

  • NUCO 4600: “Community Health Nursing”
    Instructor: Deborah Conway
    MoWe 10:00AM – 12:10PM, Cluade Moore Nursing Educ 1120
    Provides a foundation for nursing practice in community health by emphasizing the application of concepts and theories. Through a focus on family- and community-oriented nursing practice, students expand their roles from caring for an individual within a family to assessing and intervening to solve family and community health problems. Examines the influence of political, socioeconomic, and ecological issues on the health of populations. Includes clinical practice in selected community agencies. Prerequisite: All third-year courses.

  • NURS 3003-1: “LEADERSHIP IN ACTION”
    Instructor: Carol Lynn Maxwell-Thompson
    Time, date, and room TBA

    This course provides nursing students opportunities to develop leadership and management skills through participation in a variety of programs and activities. Students learn how to work in cooperative relationships with peers, faculty, students in other disciplines, community service organizations, and the public in a service learning environment. Membership in National Student Nurses Association and Student Nurses Association of Virginia is a requirement.

  • PHS 5630: "Healthy Appalachia: A Community-based Participatory Research Partnership"
    Instructors: McGarvey, Catell-Gordon
    Tu 5:00PM - 7:30PM, Room TBA
    This course will introduce undergrads to a graduate level course.  It will examine the relationship between Appalachian culture, economic development, education and health in far Southwest Virginia and explore the process for the design and implementation for collaborative, community-based research.  It will expose the student to the methodologies of community organizing, partnership development and community-based research. 

  • PLAC 5500-002: Community Food Systems
    Instructor: Tanya Denckla-Cobb
    Tu 11AM-1:45PM, Campbell Hall Exbc

  • RUTR 3340: "Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature,& Community Leadership”
    Instructor: Andrew Kaufman
    TuTh 12:30PM - 4:45PM, TBA*
    Th 12:30PM – 1:45 PM, Chemistry Bldg 262       
    Students will grapple in a profound and personal way with timeless human questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? They will do this, in part, by facilitating discussions about short masterpieces of Russian literature with residents at a juvenile correctional center. This course offers an integrated academic-community engagement curriculum, and provides a unique opportunity for service learning, leadership, and youth mentoring.

*On Tuesdays the class will be travelling to Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center during class time, and you should be back in Charlottesville by 4:45 pm.
Every Thursday we will meet in our regular classroom at UVa for debriefing and discussion. The only exception to this will be during the first three weeks of semester, in which all classes will meet at UVa. You will receive 4 credits for this class.


Register for these courses using the Student Information System (SIS).
For more Community Engagement Courses see the Learning in Action Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/publicservice/courses.html