Approved Educational Experiences

Students interested in meeting a KU Core learning outcome through an educational experience are encouraged to review the list of approved options below and select the one(s) that meet your needs. This list will be updated as new educational experiences are approved. Each experience has clearly articulated requirements that must be met. Your advisor will be able to guide your decisions and should be consulted as you map out your degree completion plans.

 
  What’s the approved experience? How do I pursue this?
Study Abroad A significant study abroad experience, defined as an experience of a semester or year duration or an approved short-term program. (Meets Goal 4, learning outcome 2.) Contact the Study Abroad office.
 
  What’s the approved experience? How do I pursue this?
Alternative Breaks A weeklong service trip, combined with enrollment for credit in the Alternative Breaks preparatory course. Participants earn service learning certification through the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Apply and be accepted to the Alternative Breaks program, then enroll in the credit-bearing course.
Forecasting Internship Practical experience working in a National Weather Service forecasting center. Contact the Department of Geography and enroll in ATMO 607.
Service Learning Certification Two designated 3-credit hour service learning classes, total of 60 hours of volunteer service, and guided reflection. Note: the 60 hours of volunteer service may include service hours from service learning classes. Contact the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.
 
  What’s the approved experience? How do I pursue this?
AAAS Field Experience A supervised placement in practical situations where students actively participate in organized work within the community. Contact the Department of African and African-American Studies and enroll in AAAS 496.
Applying Mathematics Completion of four upper division mathematics courses along with two courses in the same discipline. Contact the Math Department and enroll in appropriate courses from List C.  
Summer Archeological Fieldwork Paleoindian, Pawnee, and Euro-American Archaeology on the Central Plains. Contact the Department of Anthropology and enroll in ANTH 418.
Environmental Internship Hands-on experience in the environmental field. Contact the Environmental Studies Program and enroll in EVRN 490.
Forecasting Internship Practical experience working in a National Weather Service forecasting center. Contact the Department of Geography and enroll in ATMO 607.
Forecasting Practicum Practical experience in private industry working with current and/or archived meteorological data. Contact the Department of Geography and enroll in ATMO 606.
Geographic Internship Supervised practical experience. Contact the Department of Geography and enroll in GEOG 490.
Internship Exploration A work experience coupled with coursework. Contact the University Career Center and enroll in LA&S 490/PRE 575.
Research Experience Program Certification A combination of designated courses and an independent project. Contact the Center for Undergraduate Research.
Sociology Internship Internship with nonprofit community or campus organizations. Contact the Department of Sociology and enroll in SOC 490.
Social Welfare Field Practicum Field practicum settings include public health clinics, community mental health centers, child welfare agencies, court services, senior centers, and community development projects. Contact the School of Social Welfare and enroll in SW 601.
Structured Sequences in Mathematics and Statistics Completion of four upper division mathematics courses that form two sequences in mathematics and statistics. Contact the Math Department and enroll in appropriate courses from Lists A and B.
Theatre Internship Supervised study with an approved theater company or project. Contact the Department of Theatre and enroll in THR 307.
Topeka Semester Internship Intern seminar at statehouse in Topeka. Contact the Department of Political Science and enroll in POLS 495.
Washington Semester Internship Intern seminar in Washington, D.C. Contact the Department of Political Science and enroll in POLS 494.

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