Experiential Learning Opportunities

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What is an Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO)?

Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) courses support the problem-solving skills of undergraduate students. When you enroll in a certified ELO or participate in a certified co-curricular ELO, you will have unique opportunities to:

  • deepen your understanding of academic content through involvement in authentic contexts
  • connect with faculty and staff who facilitate your active involvement in authentic problem solving–the solutions you develop will have real-world impacts and consequences
  • gain an awareness of the complexities of real-world problems solving and the strategies needed to successfully engage in solving those problems, especially as they relate to your future careers

Learn more about experiential learning opportunities on the UA Learning in Action website.

List of ELO Courses

College of Arts and Sciences

  • FR 424 Globalization, Business and Marketing
  • AS 102 Parker Adams Living Learning Community
  • CIP 202 Introduction to Global Studies: An Intercultural Experience

College of Communication and Information Sciences

  • APR 332 (002) Public Relations Writing
  • TCF 335 New Media
  • MC 413/513 Mass Communication

College of Engineering

  • CEE 401 (011) Managing Effective Classrooms
  • CEE 401 (012) Managing Effective Classrooms

Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration

  • GBA 481 (001) Business Honors I & IV

College of Human Environmental Sciences

  • HD 382 (001) Parent & Family Development
  • HES 450 (320) Volunteerism & Civic Responsibility

College of Education

  • KIN 361 Elementary Physical Education Curriculum Philosophy and Theory
  • KIN 366 Evaluation and Measurement
  • SPE 372 (001) Parenting Children

Honors College

  • UH 120 The Dark Side of Technology
  • UHP 101 (332) Citizenship Service and Learning

External Degree

  • EXD 395 Local Arts Seminar

College of Social Work

  • SW 105 (001) Honors Introduction to the Fields of Social Work Practice
  • SW 100 (001) Introduction to Fields of Social Work Practice

Compass: Arts & Sciences – 20824 – AS 102-004

Faculty Who Teach ELO Courses

ARTS & SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION SCIENCES

CULVERHOUSE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE

HONORS COLLEGE

SOCIAL WORK

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

STUDENT AFFAIRS

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

Study Abroad Courses

Education abroad courses are an excellent way to gain hands-on research and creative experience. See a list of faculty-led study abroad programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Experiential Learning Services

Experiential Learning Services connects undergraduate students with a variety of learning opportunities, from internships and professional practice to service-learning and education abroad. Their website features current research and learning opportunities at UA, as well as opportunities outside the University. For more information, visit the Experiential Learning Services website.