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.

TUITION INCREASE: Please note that for the Spring 2020 semester, tuition has increased to $172 per graduate credit hour (an increase of $10 per credit hour). Thank you for your understanding.


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The Mindfulness Effect: An Unexpected Path to Healing, Connection and Social Justice (Online-Independent progress)

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. Taught by Dena Samuels, Ph.D.

3 credit hours, $516 tuition + additional program fees
Academic credit: SOC 5010-771, Class# 38434
Spring 2020 deadline to register: March 19, 2020
IMPORTANT: you must also register with Dena Samuels Consulting (additional fees apply); go to https://www.denasamuels.com/tmeuccs to register and to access online course materials. Contact Prof. Dena Samuels at dena@denasamuels.com with questions.

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A New Approach to Teaching To Kill A Mockingbird (Online)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + additional program fees
  • Spring 2020 Offering #2: SOC 5010-776, Class# 42369
    • Course dates: March 19-April 29, 2020
    • Deadline to register for credit: March 27, 2020
  • 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
  • See Facing History's course web page at https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/oc2020nat6-new-approach-teaching-kill-mockingbird

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A New Approach to Teaching The Reconstruction Era (Online)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + additional program fees
  • Spring 2020 Offering #2: SOC 5010-777, Class# 42403
    • Course dates: April 16-May 27, 2020
    • Deadline to register for credit: April 24, 2020
  • 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
  • See Facing History's course web page at https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/oc2020nat4-new-approach-teaching-reconstruction-era

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Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior (Online)
3 credit hours, $516 tuition + additional program fees
  • Spring 2020 Offering #2: SOC 5010-778, Class# 42404
    • Course dates: March 19-April 29, 2020
    • Deadline to register for credit: March 27, 2020
  • 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
  • See Facing History's course web page at https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/oc2020nat8-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, $516 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