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Service-learning courses at MU combine academic coursework with relevant and impactful service to the community. The goal of service-learning is simple – what students learn in the classroom is applied in the community to create engaged and effective servers, and conversely, student activities in the community are integrated into the classroom to transform and enrich learning.

Service-learning is a campus-wide collaboration involving an impressive and diverse group of academic fields.

Agriculture Food & Natural Resources

Animal Sciences

AN_SCI 2140 – Companion Animals

(Same as BIOMED 2140) Focus on companion dog, cat, and horse owners concerns re: health zoonoses, legal responsibilities, inbreeding, choice of breeds, behavioral problems and loss of companion animals. Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

This course requires a minimum of 20 hours of service.

Hospitality Management

HSP_MGMT 4941 – Internship in Hospitality Management 

Combines study, observation and employment in an area of hospitality. Written reports, faculty evaluation.

Prerequisites: Completion of at least 75 hours.

Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

P_R_TR 3215 – Program Development in Leisure Services

Fundamental principles and techniques of program development; seasonal, year round, specialty areas and total agency program planning.

Prerequisites: P_R_TR 1011, or instructor’s consent; restricted to Parks, Recreation and Tourism majors.

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Arts & Sciences

Black Studies

BL_STU 4360 – Working with Minority Youth
(same as SOC_WK 4360) Develops awareness and understanding of social/psychological/ cognitive realities influencing the behavior of black youth. Content draws upon theories, research, and practice skills relevant to understanding black youth. Minority groups included.

Communication

COMMUN 4940 – Internship

Directed professional experience within and outside the University in communication-related fields or organizations. Graded on S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: Admission to department, junior standing, instructor’s consent, 2.5 GPA.

COMMUN 4974 – Senior Project

Integration and adaptation of communication theories to an applied communication problem. Required for all majors.

Prerequisites: admission to department, senior standing, and departmental consent.

English

ENGLSH 4940 – Internship in English

Students work in an agency or institution using their English-related skills for one to three credit hours. Graded on an S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: junior standing, department’s consent.

Environmental Studies

ENV_ST 2150 – Directed Independent Study

Working with Environmental Studies you will find and develop a research project or an internship with the university, a government agency, a business or a non-profit agency. The project will be directed towards solving an environmental problem. Prerequisites: instructor’s consent.

Geography

GEOG 4990 – Senior Seminar in Geography

A seminar in selected themes in Geography. Class will focus on research, writing, presenting, and discussing themes in contemporary geography. Required of all majors prior to graduation.

Prerequisites: 5 courses in geography or instructor’s consent.

German

GERMAN 3895 – Service Learning in German Studies

Service learning offers students a chance to put into practice what they have learned in theory. Students work as teacher-aids or tutors in foreign language/culture classes at area schools. Does not meet Arts and Science foundation requirements. Graded on S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: GERMAN 2260, or instructor’s consent.

Honors – General

GN_HON 1080H – Honors Internship

Independent study under the supervision of a regular faculty member. Prerequisites: written proposal with professor’s approval submitted in advance to Director of the Honors College. Honors eligibility required.

GN_HON 1090H – Independent Study-Service Learning – Honors

Students participate in community service activities, attend regular meetings, conduct research, submit four journals, a short bibliography and a research paper on their service in the community.

Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.

GN_HON 2085H – Honors Problems

Independent study under the supervision of a regular faculty member. Prerequisites: written proposal with professor’s approval submitted in advance to Director of the Honors College. Honors eligibility required.

Interdisciplinary Studies

INTDSC 4970 – Service Learning Project

The Office of Service-Learning provides help placing students in a non-profit or government for-credit internship experience. Service-Learning experiences range in scope from marketing, fundraising, social media, research, as well as hands-on with children and elderly clients. We help you identify an organization that is a good fit for you based on your goals and interests. There is also a required classroom component as well as a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

To learn more about the placement and application process, sign up via MUConnect for a government or non-profit workshop. Once applications are submitted, it generally takes 2-3 weeks to complete the placement process. For more information, visit https://servicelearning.missouri.edu/clip/how-to-get-started/ or email CLIP@missouri.edu.

 

Political Science

POL_SC 4940 – Political Science Internship

Work experience in a public or private organization that is relevant to the political science major coordinated by a faculty member.

Prerequisites: junior standing with a 3.0 GPA; or senior standing with 2.67 GPA. Must be in good standing.

Psychology

PSYCH 2830 – Human-Companion Animal Interaction

Exploration of historical and theoretical bases of human-companion animal interaction (HAI), the nature issues, and clinical applications of HAI. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Undergraduate Psychology Majors during Early Registration. Recommended: PSYCH 1000.

This course requires a minimum of 20 hours of service.

PSYCH 4940 – Internship in Psychology

Work experience in an organization that is relevant to the psychology major.

Prerequisites: must be in good standing and have completed 9 credit hours in psychology; instructor’s consent. Intended for students with junior or senior standing.

PSYCH 4978 – Clinical Psychology Capstone

Students work at assigned agencies to gain “real-world” experience in the practice of psychology and attend regularly scheduled class meetings in order to integrate their academic knowledge with their practical experience.

Prerequisites: grade of C or better in PSYCH 3020; departmental consent. This course is restricted to psychology majors with senior standing.

Russian

RUSS 3895 – Service Learning in Russian Studies

“Service learning offers students a chance to put into practice what they have learned in theory. Students work as teacher-aids or tutors in foreign language/culture classes at area schools. Does not meet Arts and Science foundation requirements. Graded on S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: instructor’s consent.”

Sociology

SOCIOL 4942 – Service Learning in Sociology

Students participate in a variety of research-oriented, community service projects which illuminate and reinforce concepts introduced in various sociology courses. Repeatable twice for credit. Does not meet Arts and Science general education requirements. Prerequisites: instructor’s consent.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

Spanish

SPAN 3150 – Advanced Spanish Conversation

Course puts into practice the linguistic skills learned at intermediate levels. It develops and increases the capacity for comprehension and oral expression in the language. Focus is on practice of certain syntactic structures and idiomatic expressions, and on acquisition of new vocabulary.

Prerequisites: SPAN 2160 or equivalent.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

Service Learning

SRV_LRN 1090 – Independent Study-Service Learning

Students participate in community service activities, attend regular meetings, conduct research, submit four journals, a short bibliography and a research paper on their service in the community

SRV_LRN 1090H – Independent Study-Service Learning – Honors

Students participate in community service activities, attend regular meetings, conduct research, submit four journals, a short bibliography and a research paper on their service in the community.

Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.

SRV_LRN 2021 – MU Community Engagement Project

The MU Community Engagement Project offers students the opportunity to engage in academically-based community services; project sections include tutoring and mentoring, public health policy and outreach, international services, and community development.

SRV_LRN 2021H – MU Community Engagement Project – Honors

The MU Community Engagement Project offers students the opportunity to engage in academically-based community services; project sections include tutoring and mentoring, public health policy and outreach, international services, and community development. Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.

SRV_LRN 3028 – Civic Leaders Internship

Students in any major may enroll in 3-6 credit hour internships with state government offices and agencies.

Prerequisites: consent and application required.

SRV_LRN 3028H – Civic Leaders Internship – Honors

Students in any major may enroll in 3-6 credit hour internships with state government offices and agencies.

Prerequisites: consent and application required. Honors eligibility required.

Women’s and Gender Studies

WGST  2960 – Sexual Health Advocacy and Service Learning

Students will critically investigate sexuality and reproductive health within a cultural context including religious, political, social justice, familial, and societal influences. Through assigned readings, reflection, experiential learning, small group activities and discussion, students will increase their awareness of sexual health issues, enhance self awareness, and learn how to effectively educate their peers surrounding issues of sexual health.

Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

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Business

Business Administration

BUS_AD 3500 – Professional Development in Business

Provides an introduction to professional competencies important for success as a business professional. Includes the assessment, communication and development of competencies valued by employers.

This course requires a minimum of 15 hours of service.

BUS_AD 4500 – Professional Development Program – Internship

This course is designed to help students practice professional core competencies in the workplace. Students will secure a professional-level work experience and apply classroom knowledge and interpersonal skills. This course is a graduation requirement for students seeking the BSBA degree. Graded on S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: BUS_AD 3500. Restricted to Upper Level Business Majors who have had their internship approved by the Professional Development Program.

The course required minimum hours of service is determined by the department.

BUS_AD 8500 – Business Problem Analysis: Field Project

Application of functional areas of business to real-world cases in business planning. Students will prepare and present business plan for an organization as a team project in a supervised experience.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

BUS_AD 8600 – Business Consulting

Students work in a team consulting capacity, with medium to large organizations, identifying and defining relatively complex and often ambiguous business problems such as needs assessment, quality management, systems management, policy/strategy formulation and similar areas.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

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Education

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum

LTC 2044 – Inquiry into Schools, Community and Society: Field

This field experience course supports the Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society (ISCS), component of Phase I. Graded on S/U basis only.

This course requires a minimum of 20 service hours.

LTC 4240 – Art for Children

This course focuses on appropriate teaching methods and strategies for teaching art (studio, art history, aesthetic, and criticism), artistic development of children, and curriculum, instructional, and organization strategies for the art classroom.

Prerequisites: admittance to College of Education required.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

LTC 4250 – Music for Children

Preparation of early childhood and elementary education students with the skills, knowledge, and philosophical foundations necessary to integrate music into the early childhood and elementary curricula.

Prerequisites: MUSIC_NM 1608, MUSIC_NM 1612, MUSIC_NM 1618 or competency test; admittance to College of Education required.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

LTC 4260 – Elementary Social Studies

To develop knowledge of social studies and the skills to teach social studies in the elementary school. The course is designed to provide the student with the skills to plan, implement, and evaluate both the teaching and learning processes for the elementary social studies classroom.

Prerequisites: acceptance into Phase II, admittance to College of Education required.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

LTC 7240 – Art for Children

This course focuses on appropriate teaching methods and strategies for teaching art (studio, art history, aesthetic, and criticism), artistic development of children, and curriculum, instructional, and organization strategies for the art classroom.
Prerequisites: admittance to College of Education.

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Engineering

Biological Engineering

BIOL_EN 4150 – Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
(same as CV_ENG 4710) Urban and rural run-off and erosion analysis. Design and layout of erosion control structures.

Prerequisites: BIOL_EN 2180 or CV_ENG 3200 or instructor’s consent.

BIOL_EN 7150 – Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
(same as CV_ENG 7710) Urban and rural run-off and erosion analysis. Design and layout of erosion control structures.

Prerequisites: BIOL_EN 2180 or CV_ENG 3200, or instructor’s consent.

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Health Professions

Health Sciences

HLTH_SCI 4975 – Internship in Health Sciences

Focuses on knowledge, skills and attitudes that enhance personal effectiveness and professional success. Opportunities to research selected career paths and related topics in health sciences and participate in directed service learning projects or internships in selected emphasis area. Graded on A-F basis only.

Prerequisites: HLTH_SCI 2100.

Health Professions

HTH_PR 2960 – Special Readings in Health Professions

Directed study of literature and research reports in the health-related professions. Prerequisites: instructor’s consent.

Respiratory Therapy

RS_THR 4993 – Clincal Practice VII

An extension of the supervised practicum begun in RS_THR 4940. Emphasis in rehabilitation and home care, inservice education, and management. Students will participate in on-going research projects and community service activities.

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Human Environmental Sciences

Financial Planning

FINPLN 4188 – Community Agencies and Volunteerism

Service learning in a non-profit community social support agency. Examines economic role of non-profits and volunteerism. Students engage in service and evaluate experience in seminar. Graded on A-F basis only.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: FINPLN 3282, FINPLN 4187 or FINPLN 7187 or instructor’s consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

Human Development and Family Studies

H_D_FS 3600 – Partnering with Parents and Families

Examination of stages of parenthood, care-giving styles, and the impact of relationships and culture on caregiving and its challenges. Development of applied skills working with parents and families in a service learning experience. Graded on A-F basis only.

Prerequisites: H_D_FS 1600 and H_D_FS 2400.

H_D_FS 3730 – Field Training Practicum

Field training experiences under supervision. May be repeated for credit. Graded on S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: adviser consent.

H_D_FS 4993 – Internship in Human Development and Family Studies

Internships or field training experiences under supervision. Graded on S/U basis only. Prerequisites: H_D_FS 2200 or equivalent and instructor’s consent.

Social Work

SOC_WK 1115 – Social Welfare and Social Work

Survey course that examines the history and development of social welfare in the United States and the profession of social work, as well as contemporary issues.

This course requires a minimum of 35 hours of service.

SOC_WK 4730 – Introduction to Social Work Practice

Introductory, generalist practice theory course promoting student’s understanding of professional social work practice as holistic, identifiable, unique configuration of knowledge, values and skills. Graded on A-F basis only.

Prerequisites: Social Work Professional Standing and departmental consent required.

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Journalism

Journalism

JOURN 4320 – Advanced Broadcast Reporting

(cross-leveled with JOURN 7320). In-depth reporting and editing for radio or television; advanced production techniques; emphasis on writing, interviewing, effective use of audio or videotape at KOMU-TV or KBIA.

Prerequisites: JOURN 4308

JOURN 4940 – Internship in Journalism

Credit for approved employment in journalism. Specifications for this course appear in the Undergraduate Catalog. Graded on S/U basis only.

Prerequisites: Journalism students only.

JOURN 7320 – Advanced Broadcast Reporting

(cross-leveled with JOURN 4320). In-depth reporting and editing for radio or television; advanced production techniques; emphasis on writing, interviewing, effective use of audio or videotape at KOMU-TV or KBIA.

Prerequisites: JOURN 4308 or JOURN 7308.

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Nursing

Nursing

NURSE 3270 – Foundations of Nursing: Physical Assessment and the Nursing Process

Provides knowledge and skills in physical assessment and applications of nursing process. Foundational knowledge is applied to individual patients in clinical settings.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURSE 2000, NURSE 3900, NURSE 3170, NURSE 3200, pharmacology.

NURSE 3470 – Mental Health Nursing

This course teaches behavioral, social, interpersonal, and systems dimensions of mental health nursing. Emphasis is on therapeutic use of self in assisting clients throughout the life cycle with mental health deviations.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3270.

NURSE 3670- Nursing of Adults I

Application of nursing process to deliver care for hospitalized adults with health deviations. Evidence, technologies, professional standards and collaboration are used to enhance patient-centered, safe and effective care.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3170 and NURSE 3270.

NURSE 3750 – Nursing of the Childbearing Family

Provides learning experience with childbearing family. Applies nursing process to promote health and well-being for the childbearing family. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3260, NURSE 3270, and admission to accelerated BSN option.

NURSE 3760 – Pediatric Nursing

Provides learning experiences with children and their families from newborn to adolescents. Examines health alterations that interfere with self-care in and for children. Prerequisites: NURSE 3260, NURSE 3270, admission to accelerated BSN option.

NURSE 3870 – Gerontological Nursing Care

Emphasis on normal aging processes, health promotion, disease prevention, and management of acute and chronic health problems in the older adult.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3270.

NURSE 4270 – Nursing of Children

Nursing of children with acute and chronic health and developmental deviations. Self-care and dependent care abilities are emphasized. Content includes health promotion for infants and children.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3670 and NURSE 4470.

NURSE 4300 – Nursing Issues/Leadership and Management

Examines leadership and organizational theories in relation to resource management and effective delivery of nursing to sets of clients. Analyzes societal/political issues and trends related to nursing and contemporary health care.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURSE 3670 or NURSE 3180 or instructor’s consent.

NURSE 4400 – Nursing Leadership and Management 

Examines leadership, management, and organizational theories in relation to resource management and effective delivery of nursing to sets of clients. Analyzes societal and political issues and trends related to nursing and contemporary health care. Graded on A-F basis only.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3080; Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURSE 3180.

NURSE 4470 – Nursing of Women and Newborns

Focuses on newborn care, women’s reproductive and post-reproductive health, and health deviation concerns of women and newborns. Emphasizes development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing systems for families and their members.

Prerequisites: NURSE 3270.

NURSE 4870 – Nursing of Adults II

Application of nursing process to care for adults with acute physiological health deviations. Leadership and management principles are integrated in delivering care for sets of clients. Prerequisites: NURSE 4270, NURSE 3470.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURSE 4300.

NURSE 4970 – Nursing in Communities

Examines roles and functions of nurses within community with emphasis on application of community/public health concepts and design and implementation of nursing systems of care for individuals, families, and populations.

Prerequisites: NURSE 4270 and NURSE 3470; or NURSE 3760 or NURSE 4930.

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