Cool Courses, Real Impact–Fall 2022

Three BC students, Kateryna Gomozova, Bridget Wittke, and Aaron Lang, present the results of their research at the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2017; BC students build a mid-powered rocket as part of the new Rocketry and Aerospace Club, October 2017. BC students plant sword ferns as part of a Service-Learning project in Heidi Richter's Fall 2017 Marine Biology course.

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:

Undergraduate Research

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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 # 9563  •  Hyb TTh 10:30am-12:20pm  •  Katharine Hunt

BIOL 135: Introduction to Global Health  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 17944  •  Online  •  Seema Jejurikar

BIOL& 160: General Biology w/ Lab  •  6 Cr.  •  Class # 16647 / 16648  •  MWF 1:30pm-2:20am, TTh 12:30pm-2:20pm  •  Stacy Alvares

BIOL& 211: Biology Majors 211  •  6 Cr.  •  Class # 16698 / 16699  •  Lecture Online, Lab TTh 9:30am-11:20am  •  Jason Fuller

BIOL 275: Laboratory Methods in Genomics  •  6 Cr.  •  Class # 17948 / 17949  •  MF 8:30am-9:45am, TTh 8:30am-10:20am  •  Stacy Alvares

BIOL 276: Advanced Laboratory Methods in Genomics  •  6 Cr.  •  Class # 17950 / 17951  •  MF 8:30am-9:45am, TTh 8:30am-10:20am  •  Stacy Alvares

CHEM& 161: General Chemistry I  •  6 Cr.  •  Class # 2367 / 2368  •  TTh 8:30am-10:20am, M 8:30am-11:20am  •  Sonya Doucette

CHEM& 161: General Chemistry I  •  6 Cr.  •  Class # 2369 / 2370  •  TTh 8:30am-10:20am, W 8:30am-11:20am  •  Sonya Doucette

CJ& 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 8575  •  MW 10:30am-12:20pm  •  Kelli Callahan

MATH 130: Introduction to Statistics  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 11364  •  MWTh 11:30am-12:20pm •  Patrick Torres

MATH 130: Introduction to Statistics  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 11365  •  MWTh 12:30pm-1:20pm •  Patrick Torres

NURS 320: Foundations of Scholarly Inquiry  •  3 Cr.  •  Class # 9216  •  F 8:30am-11:20am  •  Shadi Kanan  •  For Nursing Students Only

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14248  •  Hyb MTWTh 8:30am-9:20am  •  Christina Sciabarra

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14331  •  Hyb MW 12:30pm-1:20pm  •  Christina Sciabarra

PSYC 202: Introduction to Physiological Psychology  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 8547  •  Online  •  Jennifer Parada

PSYC 209: Fundamentals of Psychological Research  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 8551  •  TTh 11:30am-1:20pm  •  Celeste Lonson

PSYC 240: Social Psychology  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 8552  •  Online W 8:30am-9:20am  •  Madhura Sohani

Community-Engaged & Civic Education

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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 Courses and the Transcript Notation

Service-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.

All these courses below offer an opportunity to contribute to making your community a better place (not necessarily through volunteering). You will give back while also learning about yourself, better understanding course material, and gaining invaluable skills. NOTE: 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.

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.

ARAB 121: Arabic I  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 15501  •  Online  •  Reham Elkhayat

CEO 82: Social Studies  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 43947  •  MW 11:30am-1:20pm  •  Taylor Dalrymple •  CEO Students Only

CEO 82: Social Studies  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 43949  •  Online  •  Taylor Dalrymple  • CEO Students Only

CJ& 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 8575  •  MW 10:30am-12:20am  •  Kelli Callahan

DMA 103: Digital 2D Design  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 11894  •  TTh 10:30am-12:20pm  •  Mariella Lawson

DMA 103: Digital 2D Design  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14040  •  Online  •  Mariella Lawson

DMA 288: Pre-Production  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14710  •  W 12:30pm-2:40pm •  Josh Brooks  • DMA Students Only

ENGL& 235: Technical Writing  •  5 Cr.  •  Item # 39322  •  Online  •  Katie Austin-Miranda

ENVS 105: The Science of Sustainable Living  •  5 Cr.  •  Item # 2458  •  Hyb MTWTh 12:30pm-1:20pm •  Roshni Tewari

ESL Level 5: Speaking & Listening  •  5 Cr.  •  Item # 26289  •  Hyb Online MTWTh 9:30am-10:20am •  Tim Wellman  • ESL Students Only

ESL Level 6: Speaking & Listening  •  5 Cr.  •  Item # 26293  •  Hyb Online MTWTh 9:30am-10:20am •  Tim Wellman  • ESL Students Only

HPM 415: Community Health  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 5689  •  W 4:00pm-6:00pm  •  Tamara Boynton-Howard • Health & Wellness Students Only

HSC 82: Social Studies  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 34191  •  MW 11:30am-1:20pm  •  Taylor Dalrymple • ABE Students Only

HSC 82: Social Studies  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 34193  •  Online  •  Taylor Dalrymple  •  ABE Students Only

MATH 130: Introduction to Statistics  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 11364  •  MWTh 11:30am-12:20pm •  Patrick Torres

MATH 130: Introduction to Statistics  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 11365  •  MWTh 12:30pm-1:20pm •  Patrick Torres

NUTR 100: Survey of Nutrition  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 18011  •  Online •  Myriam Feldman

OLS 123: Environment and Our Community I  •  2 Cr.  •  Class # 21086  •  TF 2:00pm-3:30pm  •  Mark Waldstein  •  OLS Students Only

OLS 134: Social Change in America  •  2 Cr.  •  Class # 20200  •  TF 10:30am-12:00pm  •  Mark Waldstein  •  OLS Students Only

OLS 136: Citizenship  •  2 Cr.  •  Class # 20206  •  MTh 10:30am-12:00pm  •  Tiara Carlson •  OLS Students Only

OLS 136: Citizenship  •  2 Cr.  •  Class # 20275  •  MTh 1:30pm-3:00pm  •  Tiara Carlson •  OLS Students Only

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14248  •  MTWTh 8:30am-9:20am  •  Christina Sciabarra

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14331  •  MW 12:30am-1:20pm  •  Christina Sciabarra

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14332  •  Online  •  Jabril Hassen

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14333  •  Online  •  Jabril Hassen

POLS& 202: American Government  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 14335  •  Online  •  Jabril Hassen

PSYC 260: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 8553  •  Online T 1:30pm-4:20pm  •  Deepti Karkhanis

SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 16991  •  MW 9:30am-10:20am  •  Sue Cox

SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology  •  5 Cr.  •  Class # 17005  •  Online  •  Sue Cox

Internships

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 B231, or emailing internships@bellevuecollege.edu.

Cohort Programs

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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.

Neurodiversity Navigators

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!

Innovative Offerings


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 October 18, 2022