CE411 – Civil Engineering Capstone:
We design small civil engineering projects for local
government. In 2012-13, we are working with City
of Leawood, City of Olathe and Johnson County (KS)
This course will continue into spring
DH 4220 Community Oral
Health Field Experiences
puts the students into the community working with
populations in a setting different than the traditional
dental office. Students participate in fluoride
varnish programs, dental screening programs, do oral
health presentations to elementary classrooms, and
provide dental hygiene services at an on-site dental
clinic in a long term care facility.
- ENGL 110 - In Introduction to Academic Prose
(Petri), students are pen pals with boys at Gillis in
their residential treatment program.
- ENGL 225 - Writing About Place (McKeever), students
complete service-learning projects at Della Lamb, Don
Bosco, Glory House Services, and Jewish Vocational
- ENGL 225 - Examining Cultural changes and Identity
(Jordan). In this 225 course, students are investigating
American identity through multiple genres. Students
analyze the changes and influences that make up what it
means to be “American.” The course also utilizes a
"hands on" approach through service learning components
by interacting with people of multicultural backgrounds.
- ENGL 225 - Intermediate Academic Prose (Johnson),
has a service-learning focus on food justice. The
students are working with Harvesters, Cultivate KC,
Episcopal Community Services, and Badseed Farm.
HLSC 490DH -Diversity
- LLS - Intro to Latino/a Studies students will be
assisting Alianzas with the Hispanic Needs Assessment.
- NURS 230 - Issues in Aging
- LAW 8752 Guardian Ad Litem Workshop -- Advanced
study of guardian ad litem practice. (GAL). Topics may
include adult and child orders of protection,
requirements for guardian ad litem appointments, role of
the GAL, ethical considerations, working with social
workers and other professionals, and best practices in
investigation, recommendation, and representation.
Students will partner with volunteer attorneys to act as
guardians ad litem in order of protection cases.
Prerequisites: Rule 13 eligible.
- LAW 8790 Legal Aid Clinic -- Internship at offices
of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Students receive
instruction in basic poverty law representation and
techniques for experiential learning and, depending on
placement, are given supervised instruction and practice
opportunities in client counseling, fact investigation
and discovery, case preparation and pleadings, community
advocacy and trial techniques. Faculty and Legal Aid
attorney supervision. Limited enrollment. Concurrent
enrollment in certain courses may be required for some
field placements. Ungraded. Pass/fail.
- LAW 8662 F Family Court Clerkship--Second or
third-year students will serve as law clerks to judges
and commissioners in the family court of Jackson County.
Students work at least 80 hours at the court and attend
review conferences over the course of the semester.
- SOC/ANTHRO 300 - Latin American Immigrants and
Refugees students have the option of helping Alianzas
with the Hispanic Needs Assessment.
- SOC 313 - Sociology of the Aging Woman students
complete service-learning at Highland Park Nursing and
- SOC 404WI - The Sociology Capstone: Senior Seminar
(Smith)students are working with area nonprofits to help with
grant writing projects. Nonprofits: Alianzas, Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, Habitat for
Humanity, Harvesters, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council,
Jewish Vocational Service, LISC Greater Kansas City, and
UPD 260 - History of Planning and
Urban Design requires students to work along Troost
Avenue to develop a historical analysis of several city
blocks and how they’ve changed over time.
UPD 340 - Neighborhood and
Community Development is focused on 31st
and Troost with participation from neighborhood
organizations and other representatives of service
agencies. Teams of students are developing neighborhood
profiles which will be presented to neighborhood leaders
at the end of the semester.