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Courses with a Community-Engaged Learning Component - Spring 2020

Courses with a community-engaged learning component can be found across all academic disciplines at Fisher. Some courses may fulfill requirements of the Core Curriculum, while others may count toward major or minor requirements.

Below are courses with a community-engaged learning component.

Arts and Sciences

BIOL 101 - P4 Environmental Issues - Michael Boller
Students will partner with 540 West Main to research on environmental justice, urban agriculture, youth curriculum, and grant options to support sustainable programming.

BIOL 108C P4 - Foundations of Nutrition - Jonathan Falanga (optional)
Students will assist Foodlink's healthy eating program Cooking Matters to provide children and families with access to good nutrition and affordable meals.

BIOL 110 - SQ Science for Life - Virginia Maier
Students will lead students in an exploration of the scientific method culminating in a science fair at East Rochester Elementary School.

BIOL 206 - SQ The Science of Aging - Jonathan Millen
Students will run Aging Games to assess and improve physical and cognitive health using biomarkers and education in partnership with Episcopal Home Valley Manor and CPGR.

CHEM 214C - P4 Biochemical Systems - Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa
Students will develop and implement problem-based lessons on biochemical systems in partnership with Nativity Preparatory Academy.

CHEM 316 - Analytical Chemistry II Lab - Kimberly Chichester
Students will conduct soil analysis for the presence of lead for St. Mark's St. John's urban garden program.

ENGL 361 - Writing with New Media - Wendi Sierra
Students will conduct a social media campaign in partnership with St. Pius School, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, and WellVentions.

GPBH 507 - Social and Preventative Health - Marta Rodriguez
Students will conduct data gathering, create resource guides, develop curriculum materials, and facilitate Healthy Me! workshops in partnership with HIS Branches Joy Family Medicine.

PHIL 230D - CC Philosophy of Education - Jane Snyder (optional)
Students will use educational philosophy methods to teach Junior Achievement financial literacy workshops, resiliency for Seeds of Success at Maplewood Library, and life skills for CP Rochester adults with disabilities.

PSJS 250 - P5 Social Change through Service - Lynn Donahue
Students will educate on resiliency using Seeds of Success program at RCSD #57 and #33 and on health and wellness for Warfield Square/Beechwood neighborhood residents.

PSYC 227C 01 & 02 - P3 Child and Adolescent Development - Jessica Robinson (optional)
Students will run the Seeds of Success program at RCSD #35 and apply understanding of child development through a resiliency curriculum.

SOCI 221 - CC Helping Professions in Action - Pat Tweet
Students will run the Kids on Campus, Career Day, and Seeds of Success programs in partnership with Episcopal Home Valley Manor and RCSD #20 4th grade classes.

SUST 490 - Sustainability Experience - Mike Boller
Students will implement independently-developed partnership and capacity-building research on enhancing sustainability locally and regionally.


FINA 218 - Personal Financial Planning - Wayne Strauss
Students will run Junior Achievement Personal Finance modules to enhance financial literacy for World of Inquiry 11th and 12th grade students.

GMGT 694 - Capstone Project Experience - Derek Vanderlinde
Students will address the unique needs of community clients related to strategy, marketing, human resources, and finances for New City Enterprise and GreenVision.

HRMG 483 - Special Topics: Human Resource Management - Fernan Cepero
Students will conduct a human resource audit and needs assessment to address organizational challenges and formulate an implementation strategy for Episcopal Senior Living and Family Services of Rochester.

MGMT 357 - Information Technology Management - Farrokh Mamaghani
Students will design the automation of business processes including HR recruitment, financial processing, and programmatic review through a database for Episcopal Senior Living.

MKGT 325 01 & 02 - Promotion Management - Ron Sicker
Students will develop a promotion plan to address operating needs for Nativity Prep, St. John Fisher College CEL Program, Element of Fun Books and Toys, Bones Bakery, and Seton Catholic School.


EDUC 226 - Foundations of Language and Literacy - Sue Schultz
Students will create and implement a language acquisition and literacy development project in partnership with VOA Children's Center and Mary Cariola Children's Center.

EDUC 335 - Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - Lucia Guarino
Students will lead East Rochester Elementary School students in an enrichment exploration of the scientific method culminating in a science fair.

EDUC 424 - Education for Social Justice - Lucia Guarino
Students will run the Seeds of Success resiliency education program at Ryan Recreation Center and address issues of poverty, trauma, and race.

EDUC 471 01 & 02 - Management in Inclusive, Collaborative Classroom Communities - Whitney Rapp & Katrina Arndt
Students will research and present strategies and resource materials for parents of children with exceptional needs through a partnership with Starbridge.

ITED 228C - P3 Adolescent Development - Linda Schlosser
Students will provide mentoring, academic support, and college readiness education to young adults in the Post-Secondary Transition Program.


NURS 312 01, 02 & 03 - Palliative and End-of-Life Care - Coates, Donegan, and Moscicki
Students will provide caregiving and end of life care support to patients and their families at Advent House, Aurora House, Isaiah House, Webster Comfort Care Home, and others.

NURS 429 - Public Health and Community Nursing - Yvette Conyers and Sarah Miner
Students will provide clinical care and program development on issues of relevance for St. Ann's, Friendly Home, Jewish Home, Warfield Square, and HIS Branches.


PHARM 5501/ITDY 310 - Introduction to Medical Missions - Christine Birnie
Students will engage in either a medical mission trip overseas or a local health care project with health clinic St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.