CLIMB Approved Options

CLIMB Curricular and Co-curricular Options

A number of curricular and co-curricular experiences have been approved for meeting the CLIMB Overlay by the CUE Advisory Committee and the Core Curriculum Committee. These courses are marked by a C on the course schedule and student transcript,

To help students with planning and documentation of Core requirements, the approved options per semester are updated below:

Course

Instructor

Description

Summer 2018

CLI 201: Jesuit Experience Trip (JET)


Kavula

Like the International Service Immersion Program, students spend a week immersed in a new culture, working with staff to focus on a single project needed in the community. The JET exposes students to the work of Jesuit Social Ministries in the United States and specifically to Appalachia to work in concert with the Appalachian Institute of Wheeling Jesuit University.

CLI 201-02: Foley Center Service

Goldschmidt

Permission Required

The Foley Center places students at programs where they can serve others and learn about community needs at the same time. Service opportunities include tutoring at middle schools and elementary schools; teaching English as a second language; working with hospice, clinic, and hospital patients; and serving at community centers and the Boys and Girls Club. This CLIMB option provides flexibility in selecting areas of interest.

SAS 302


Goldschmidt

Permission Required

This internship-based course focuses on marginalized populations served by non-profit organizations.

Fall 2018

ART 206/306

Sullivan

Students will create mosaics for public art with installation in downtown Mobile. Students are required to spend at least ten hours during the semester after school on weekdays or Saturday mornings. Transportation is not provided but students carpool. There are jobs for all levels and skill sets.

BUS 220C

Eads

A requirement of the Business core, this course engages students in community outreach and connects the experience to business theory and sustainability.

CLI 201-02: Foley Center Service

Goldschmidt

The Foley Center places students at programs where they can serve others and learn about community needs at the same time. Service opportunities include tutoring at middle schools and elementary schools; teaching English as a second language; working with hospice, clinic, and hospital patients; and serving at community centers and the Boys and Girls Club. This CLIMB option provides flexibility in selecting areas of interest.

EDU 329

Sanders

Students will be placed in area middle and high schools and and design and teach a lesson that cohesively incorporates literacy strategies into their content area. The lesson will include diversity reflecting the classroom culture, which includes but is not limited to the students' backgrounds, cultural influences, and interests.

ENG 240

Swender

Groups of students will be matched with children in local elementary schools to read children’s poems and to conduct creative writing activities during the school day. Each group will meet with their children once a week for an hour, most likely sometime between 12:15 and 2:30, with a variety of weekdays to choose from. Students should leave at least one day a week free during this block of time.

HSC 205

Fox

Students are placed in a hospital, hospice or medical offices to observe first-hand different aspects of the medical profession. Students complete a minimum of 40 on-site hours. The student will complete five 8 hour shadowing experiences in 2-4 hour blocks.

Italy Study Abroad

Waller and/or Trusgnich

Offered through select courses only (SSC 295/395), students work with citizens in the Italian community. See the Italy Center website for full syllabi templates for these courses.

PHL 220

Massey

Students will incorporate a variety of different service experiences into classroom discussions and projects concerning the place of being a morally good person in having a happy and fulfilling life. Service opportunities include tutoring at middle schools and elementary schools; teaching English as a second language; working with hospice, clinic, and hospital patients; and serving at community centers and the Boys and Girls Club.

SAS 302


Goldschmidt

Permission Required

This internship-based course focuses on marginalized populations served by non-profit organizations.

SOC 475

Semien

Students volunteer 2-3 hours per week in the Mobile community, serving and learning about people from low-income families. There will be at least 20 hours of service due for the semester. Most of this service will be arranged through the Foley Center.

Pictured at left: Shannon Gleespen, SHC student in Wanda Sullivan's painting class, finishing a Space Jam mural painted with local teens at Rice Street Boy's and Girl's Club in Spring 2017