Partner Organization Online Courses

IMPORTANT: If you have not already applied to the Extended Studies Program and activated your myUCCS student portal account, then download the application/registration instructional packet. Follow all steps closely. You must complete twelve (12) total credit hours to earn this certificate. Choose any combination of offerings.

Additional Program Fees May Be Required


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The Mindfulness Effect: An Unexpected Path to Healing, Connection & Social Justice (Online)
3 credit hours, $486 tuition + additional program fees. NEW FOR SUMMER 2019!

Based on the idea that small personal changes can have a huge impact on the world, this course provides strategies for increasing cultural inclusion and challenging systems of social inequity beginning within. Research shows that the ancient practice of mindfulness can serve as a tool not only for increasing health/wellness and decreasing stress, but also to challenge our implicit biases. We can use mindfulness for personal empowerment, culturally inclusive leadership, and social and environmental justice.

  • Summer 2019 Offering: SOC 5010-771, Class# 20037
  • This course is offered by former UCCS faculty member Dena Samuels, Ph.D.
    • Credit registration requires acceptance to participate in the course by Dena Samuels Consulting and payment of applicable fees to Dena Samuels Consulting; reduced participation price of $199 for students seeking graduate-level academic credit via UCCS.
    • Register with Dena Samuels Consulting by linking to the course web site at https://denasamuels.com/tmeuccs/.
    • Register for UCCS graduate credit by downloading the registration packet for this course and following all instructions.
  • Course dates: June 6-August 1, 2019
    • Required online meeting every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm MST (no meeting on July 4);
    • Students seeking graduate-level academic credit will be advised on additional coursework requirements. 
  • Deadline to register for UCCS academic credit: May 31, 2019

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A New Approach to Teaching To Kill A Mockingbird (Online)
3 credit hours, $486 tuition + additional program fees
  • Spring 2019 Offering #2: SOC 5010-774, Class# 39662
  • This course is offered by partner organization Facing History and Ourselves, which has its own processes and regulations for accepting participants, and charges its own fees for participation in their programs
  • Credit registration requires acceptance to participate in the program by Facing History and payment of applicable fees to Facing History
  • Course dates: April 4-May 8, 2019
  • Deadline to register for UCCS academic credit: April 18, 2019
  • Course web page at Facing History website: https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/oc2019nat4-new-approach-teaching-kill-mockingbird

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A New Approach to Teaching The Reconstruction Era (Online)
3 credit hours, $486 tuition + additional program fees
  • Next Offering: TBA
  • This course is offered by partner organization Facing History and Ourselves, which has its own processes and regulations for accepting participants, and charges its own fees for participation in their programs
  • Credit registration requires acceptance to participate in the program by Facing History and payment of applicable fees to Facing History

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Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior (Online)
3 credit hours, $486 tuition + additional program fees
  • Spring 2019 Offering #2: SOC 5010-775, Class# 41352
  • This course is offered by partner organization Facing History and Ourselves, which has its own processes and regulations for accepting participants, and charges its own fees for participation in their programs
  • Credit registration requires acceptance to participate in the program by Facing History and payment of applicable fees to Facing History
  • Course dates: April 4-May 8, 2019
  • Deadline to register for UCCS academic credit: April 18, 2019
  • Course web page at Facing History website: https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/oc2019nat5-democracy-risk-holocaust-and-human-behavior

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Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings (Online)
3 credit hours, $486 tuition + additional program fees
  • Next Offering: TBA
  • This course is offered by partner organization Facing History and Ourselves, which has its own processes and regulations for accepting participants, and charges its own fees for participation in their programs
  • Credit registration requires acceptance to participate in the program by Facing History and payment of applicable fees to Facing History