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 (final Comments column) and student transcript.

Spring 2019

Course (Instructor)


BIO 202 (Fillmore)

Please contact Dr. Filmore at for details about the experiential learning event.

BUS 220 C (Eads)

BUS 220 will allow students to tour and learn about the most impoverished neighborhood in south Alabama. Then, the students will have the opportunity to serve the children that live in this community and other similar neighborhoods by serving alongside an established, front line, Christian ministry. The professor of this course is the founder and Executive Director of this ministry and will personally supervise the volunteer’s experience.

CLI 201-01 (Lee)

Students participating in the International Service Immersion Program can earn CLIMB credit when completing the required reflective responses. Details on ISIP can be found on the Campus Ministry Website.

CLI 201-02 (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.

ENG 240 C (Swender)

Groups of students will be matched with children at Spencer-Westlawwn Elementary School 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. Students will need to provide their own transportation or work out a carpool with their classmates.

ENG 285 C (Stoyanoff)

Please contact Dr. Stoyanoff at for details about the experiential learning event.

MTH 220 (Dunbar)

Please contact Dr. Dunbar at for details about the experiential learning event.

MGT/PSY 330 (Franco-Zamudio)

Students partner with a local non-profit organization to develop projects that are of use to the organization. In the past, students have developed fundraising campaigns, volunteer training manuals, informational pamphlets, inventory systems and other administrative support projects. Students have the opportunity to work closely with the organization staff.

NUR 310 (Sands)

A requirement of the Nursing program, students participate in clinical experiences throughout Mobile and Mobile County. During the five-six week clinical experience, the students spend a substantial amount of time off campus in multiple community settings. When in the community, interactions with their clients (patients) entails two full days each week. Their experience encompasses patients of all ages, races and cultures.

PHL 295 C (Haramia)

Please contact Dr. Chelsea Haramia at for details about the experiential learning event.

POL 295 C (Orange)

Please contact Dr. Kathleen Orange at for details about the experiential learning event.

SOC 335 C (Semien)

In this class we discuss issues related to race and ethnic relations in the U.S. For the CLIMB part of the course you perform 20 hours of community service at a site of your choice so that you can learn about issues related to U.S. race and ethnic relations "in the field" as you work in solidarity with Mobile community members. You will also write 4 Service-Learning Reflection Papers and a CLIMB paper.

SSC 295 C (Orange)

Please contact Dr. Kathleen Orange at for details about the experiential learning event.

Italy Study Abroad (Waller and/or Byrne)

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.

Pictured at left: Wanda Sullivan's Fall 2018 CLIMB Course (ART 206/306) begin creating a mosaic for a local Mobile community organization.