Want to get more out of your BC experience? Consider classes that offer transformational learning. These classes stretch your thinking, offer hands-on ways of applying what you’re learning, and build valuable skills for your resume—and for life after BC. You can find high-impact experiences in:
Most students don’t engage in authentic research until their senior year or grad school. But BC offers a couple classes that allow you to do real research RIGHT NOW. In addition to building professional skills, these courses give you a chance to take charge of your own learning. Students who have taken these courses report massively increased confidence in solving problems and working independently. You’ll also build relationships with faculty who can serve as professional references and provide evidence of your research skills.
Check out these research courses offered this Fall Quarter:
ANTH 208: Language, Culture, & Society • 5 Cr. • Class # 6020 • TTh 10:30am-12:20pm • Katharine Hunt
BIOL& 160: General Biology w/ Lab • 6 Cr. • Class # 6034 / 6035 • Lecture MWF 11:30am-12:20pm, Lab MW 12:30pm-2:20pm • Jacqueline Gapinski
BIOL& 211: Biology Majors Cellular • 6 Cr. • Class # 6965 / 6966 • Lecture Online, Lab MW 9:30am-11:20am • Rachel Hutto
BIOL 275: Laboratory Methods in Genomics • 6 Cr. • Class # 7280 / 7281 • Lecture MF 8:30am-9:45am, Lab TTh 8:30am-10:20am • Stacy Alvares
BIOL 276: Advanced Laboratory Methods in Genomics • 6 Cr. • Class # 7282 / 7283 • Lecture MF 8:30am-9:45am, Lab TTh 8:30am-10:20am • Stacy Alvares
HIST& 146: US History I • 5 Cr. • Class # 5360 • Hybrid MW 10:30am-11:20am • Jaclyn Schultz
HIST& 147: US History II • 5 Cr. • Class # 5365 • Online • Jaclyn Schultz
PSYC 202: Introduction to Physiological Psychology • 5 Cr. • Class # 5217 • Online • Jennifer Parada
PSYC 225: Drugs and Behavior • 5 Cr. • Class # 7022 • TTh 10:30am-11:20am • Jennifer Parada
Have any doubts? Read this student’s perspective on taking BIO211 and BIO275 or check out the posters that the CHEM 272 students presented at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Community-Engaged & Civic Education
Community-Engaged & Civic Education (CECE) courses allow you to apply what you’re learning in class to the real world. In essence, the community becomes another textbook on your way to meeting the goals of your course. CECE gets you out into the surrounding community (or maybe brings the community into the classroom) to help meet the need of a non-profit, government, academic, or faith-based agency while also increasing your own understanding of the topics in your class. CECE courses include traditional service-learning (volunteering as a part of your course), community-engaged research, civic action, and more.
Service-Learning — meaningfully contributing to the community as a part of the class and reflecting on your learning — looks awesome on your resume…and on your transcript! Certain courses below may meet rigorous standards and thus provide you an opportunity to earn a special notation on your transcript. This notation will be helpful for you when applying for jobs or transferring to other institutions.
Not all CECE courses will meet the rigorous action-oriented standards required to qualify for the transcript notation. Ask your instructor whether the course gives you the chance to earn the transcript notation.
All these courses below offer an opportunity to contribute to making your community a better place. You will give back while also learning about yourself, better understanding course material, and gaining invaluable skills.
Important note: There is no guarantee that the courses below will have a service-learning or civic action component, or be eligible for the transcript notation. Those that do offer community-engaged learning may make it a required or optional part of the course. Please contact the instructor with questions.
ABE 82: Social Studies • 5 Cr. • Class # 41736 • Hybrid MW 11:30am-1:20pm • Taylor Dalrymple • ABE Students Only
ABE 82: Social Studies • 5 Cr. • Class # 41737 • Online • Taylor Dalrymple • ABE Students Only
ARAB 121: Arabic I • 5 Cr. • Class # 33304 • Online • Reham Elkhayat
ARAB 122: Arabic I • 5 Cr. • Class # 9320 • Online • Reham Elkhayat
BIOL 135: Introduction to Global Health • 5 Cr. • Class # 7203 • Online • Seema Jejurikar
BIOL 145: Understanding Cancer • 5 Cr. • Class # 7269 • Online • Seema Jejurikar
DMA 103: Digital 2D Design • 5 Cr. • Class # 6944 • TTh 12:30pm-2:40pm • Mariella Lawson
DMA 289: Production • 5 Cr. • Class # 6963 • W 3:00pm-5:10pm • Josh Brooks • DMA Students Only
ECON 100: Introduction to Basic Economic Principles • 5 Cr. • Item # 3654 • Online • Humaira Jackson
ENGL& 235: Technical Writing • 5 Cr. • Item # 10044 • Online • Katie Austin-Miranda
ENVS& 100: Survey of Environmental Science • 5 Cr. • Class # 4560 • Online • Seema Jejurikar
ENVS 105: The Science of Sustainable Living • 5 Cr. • Item # 3759 • Online • Roshni Tewari
ESL Level 3: Speaking & Listening • 5 Cr. • Class # 7262 • Hybrid MTWTh 8:30am-9:20am • Krista Capodanno • ESL Students Only
ESL Level 3: Speaking & Listening • 5 Cr. • Class # 7263 • Hybrid MTWTh 11:30am-12:20pm • Krista Capodanno • ESL Students Only
ESL Level 4: Speaking & Listening • 5 Cr. • Class # 7266 • Hybrid MTWTh 11:30am-12:20pm • Krista Capodanno • ESL Students Only
ESL Level 5: Speaking & Listening • 5 Cr. • Class # 7270 • Hybrid MTWTh 9:30am-10:20am • Krista Capodanno • ESL Students Only
ESL Level 6: Speaking & Listening • 5 Cr. • Class # 7274 • Hybrid MTWTh 9:30am-10:20am • Krista Capodanno • ESL Students Only
GEOG 108: Violent Face of Nature • 5 Cr. • Class # 5786 • Online • Ian Walker
GEOG 108: Violent Face of Nature • 5 Cr. • Class # 5787 • Online • Ian Walker
HPM 465: Practicum in Wellness Promotion • 5 Cr. • Class # 5447 • Online • Tamara Boynton Howard • Health & Wellness Students Only
OCEA& 101: Introduction to Oceanography w/ Lab • 5 Cr. • Class # 3772 / 3773 • Lecture Online, Lab MW 9:30am-11:20am • Nancy Lane
OLS 125: Environment and Our Community III • 2 Cr. • Class # 7071 • MTh 2:30pm-4:00pm • Mark Waldstein • OLS Students Only
OLS 176: Field Experience II • 6 Cr. • Class # 7071 • M 8:30am-11:30am • Danette Ames • OLS Students Only
POLS& 202: American Government • 5 Cr. • Class # 7110 • Online • Jabril Hassen
POLS& 202: American Government • 5 Cr. • Class # 5882 • Online • Clifford Cawthon
POLS& 202: American Government • 5 Cr. • Class # 5890 • Online • Jabril Hassen
POLS& 202: American Government • 5 Cr. • Class # 27691 • Online • Jabril Hassen
POLS& 203: International Relations • 5 Cr. • Class # 5869 • Hybrid MW 10:30am-11:20am • Christina Sciabarra
POLS& 203: International Relations • 5 Cr. • Class # 5870 • Online • Salam Awad
POLS 206: International Human Rights • 5 Cr. • Class # 5861 • Hybrid TTh 12:30pm-2:20pm • Salam Awad
SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology • 5 Cr. • Class # 5941 • Hybrid TTh 10:30am-11:20am • Sue Cox
SOC 246: Religions and Our Social World • 5 Cr. • Class # 5957 • Online • Sue Cox
The Academic Internship Program helps students in all majors connect to internship opportunities. They can also help you earn college credit for an existing internship.
You can schedule an appointment with an internship specialist by calling 425.564.2279, visiting the Center for Career Connections in U304, or emailing email@example.com.
Students and faculty participating in our various cohort programs build learning communities through which students learn and grow together over multiple quarters in collaborative, supportive environments.
The cohort programs consist of academic opportunities over one year, and often beyond to two or three years. Students take one or more courses together, building their leadership and team skills, reflecting on personal growth and civic responsibility, and practicing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and analytic skills. These courses additionally focus on the skills, networks, and mindsets needed to succeed in whatever careers the individual students choose in their future beyond Bellevue College.
RISE offers three exciting cohort programs.
Disabled Students Navigating STEM
The Disabled Students Navigating STEM (DSNS) cohort program accelerates the growth of students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This includes programs from our iBIT and Computer Science divisions, along with Math, Science, and Engineering. DMA students are also encouraged to apply.
As an educational program of the Center for Career Connections as part of the RISE Learning Institute, the Neurodiversity Navigators (formerly Autism Spectrum Navigators) program offers educational opportunities along with individualized advocacy and access services for Neurodivergent Bellevue College students.
STEM to Stern
STEM to Stern is a 2-year-long cohort program that accelerates the growth of students in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The cohort is a supportive learning community and a powerful resource where you will learn skills and make connections that will help you succeed as a STEM student and STEM professional.
Multicultural Services, located in the C Building, also has two amazing cohort programs: UMOJA Scholars and Puente Scholars. RISE encourages students to check them out!
Changemakers (EXPRL 115)!
This course is intended for students considering careers in non-profits, government, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, or impact-driven research. Guest speakers, field trips, and community-based service-learning opportunities will help students hone in on their ideal pathways to careers for social or environmental impact. Students will also learn how to identify, articulate, build, and apply strengths in resumes and on social media. Throughout the course, students will explore six different pathways that represent different careers for social or environmental impact, and will walk away with a plan for which pathway is most meaningful for them and what they should do to get there.
It will be offered next in Spring 2023.
Last Updated April 18, 2023