Regis offers a number of credit‐bearing co‐curricular learning opportunities (co-curricular courses) designed to enhance the academic program and engage students in learning beyond the classroom.
A student can take no more than two (2) co‐curricular learning courses and earn no more than three (3) co‐curricular learning credits in any academic term (semester). Co‐curricular learning credits earned in an academic term will be used to help determine student status, academic standing, and financial aid eligibility. Co‐curricular learning credits cannot be used to replace any of the course requirements of the Core Curriculum.
No more than four (4) co‐curricular learning credits may be used by an undergraduate student as general elective credit towards degree completion requirements. Co‐curricular course completion and award of academic credit will be determined using the pass/no pass evaluation method.
The following co-curricular courses are offered by the Division of Student Affairs:
This one-credit course connects academic and co-curricular learning within the new student, transfer, parent, and international orientation programs. Students in this course will examine the leadership principles, student development theories, and communication strategies necessary to execute an effective orientation program that serves a diverse population. In this learning community, students will also develop a deeper appreciation for the Regis experience, understand the importance of new student orientation, and learn about the available resources and services offered on campus. As a culminating co-curricular field experience, course participants will lead new student orientation programming as orientation leaders, putting into practice the leadership, student development, and communication theories and principles learned in the course.
This one-credit course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles of community leadership, within the context of an experiential learning setting. Emphasis is given to community living atmospheres and related student development theory that are pertinent to the populations within the field setting; leadership development and styles; communication practices and approaches; and case study analysis involving community trends and emerging demographics.
This one-credit course explores the foundations of leadership and social change theory by examining models of leadership in relation to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ) values and mission of Regis College. Students will apply their leadership skills and document their development as leaders by organizing and leading a hands-on co-curricular project that addresses a social justice issue. Students will also reflect critically upon individual and social responsibility and their leadership skill-set through a series of structured writing assignments, group discussions, and presentations.
This one-credit course explores topics on health and wellness and provides a basic overview of the necessary information and skills to promote healthy, proactive lifestyles for college students. Students will examine current information in the areas of alcohol, eating disorders, exercise, mental health, nutrition, preventative health, sexuality, sleep and substance abuse. The course also focuses on the practical application of the topics presented, as well as the impact of lifestyle choices and the importance on self-responsibility.
This course connects academic and co-curricular learning through the use of social media in today’s society. Students in this course will examine social media principles, communication theories and communication strategies necessary to connect social media with their personal lives and professional careers. In this learning community, students will develop a deeper appreciation for the use of social media, understand the importance of how it applies a 360 approach into their lives, and learn about how social media is used to build community. As a culminating co-curricular experience, course participants will present a social media campaign to the Regis community, putting into practice the principles and theories learned in this one-credit course.
Are you passionate about current events and interested in engaging with others to share your ideas and viewpoints? In this one-credit co-curricular course, students will experience and learn the fundamentals of what it means to be an engaged citizen through the exploration of a number of contemporary “hot topics.” As a foundation, students will be grounded in the value, process, and art of civil discourse. The culminating co-curricular project will involve the hosting of a series of focused dialogues that address current issues facing society (e.g., immigration, climate change, race, obesity, education inequality, health care reform, terrorism, polarized congress, etc.). Students will work together to plan and facilitate the dialogues, conduct research on the topics, and provide relevant information to participants.
This one-credit course explores topics relating to disability and encourages student reflection on their personal connections to these issues. Students will learn the history of disability rights in the United States, and be able to identify key issues regarding social justice in the context of disability. Through experiential learning opportunities, readings, guest presenters, and various assignments and projects, students will have the opportunity to interact with disability culture in new ways. As part of their co-curricular experience, students will be asked to challenge the standard definition of disability and work to create a more inclusive and accepting community at Regis.