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Course Title
Course Level
Units
CLNI 1
Academic Literacy and Ethos: International and Global Perspectives
Lower Division
5 units
Teaches foundational concepts for intellectual exploration and personal development within an academic community: analysis, critical thinking, metacognition, engagement with others across difference, and self-efficacy. Addresses large-scale political, cultural, and economic issues to inform global citizenship. Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members. Enrollment limited to 30.
CLNI 30
(H)ACER Undergraduate Community Internship
Lower Division
2 units
Student Internship through the Apprenticeship in Community Engaged Research (H)ACER Program at College Nine and College Ten. The (H)ACER Program joins community engagement with critical reflexive components of qualitative research to support transformative learning and strengthen community-university partnerships. Students will be placed at a variety of internships and work with our community partners such as Calabasas Elementary School classroom teachers, Calabasas Elementary School After School Program, Calabasas Community Garden, and Watsonville High School classroom teachers. Students also may propose internships if they already have strong ties with a community partner and receive approval from the (H)ACER Director. Requires students to read selected readings on critical service learning, community learning, qualitative research methods and a variety of texts relevant to the history, context and activities at the sites where they will intern. Internships will take place primarily in Watsonville. Enrollment by permission of the instructor. . (Also offered as College Ten 30. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) May be repeated for credit.
CLNI 60
Water Justice: Global Insights for a Critical Resource
Lower Division
5 units
Groundwater is a challenging resource to manage and conserve, one critically depleted across our state, country and world. Course explores the many manifestations of groundwater access, use and justice on multiple interlocking scales (i.e. local, national, transnational) while illustrating analytical ideas connecting to a range of socio-environmental processes including urbanization and infrastructure development, deprivation and exclusion, privatization of land and water, and claims for human rights. We will draw from cases based on our multi-country research project that brings together scholars and practitioners from Latin America, Europe, Africa and South Asia. Students will have the opportunity to conduct qualitative and secondary research contributing to the California case study in the Central Coast, focused on groundwater governance and perspectives of Latinx farmworkers and residents. . Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars students (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
CLNI 70
Colleges Nine and Ten Community Garden
Lower Division
2 units
Students in this course design and build a new community garden at Colleges Nine and Ten. Students engage in a collaborative design process with campus stakeholders; learn hands-on skills and community gardening best practices; and build regenerative social and ecological systems. Enrollment is restricted to College Nine and College Ten students. May be repeated for credit.
CLNI 85
Global Action
Lower Division
2 units
Workshop facilitated by peer instructors. Students learn about current international and global issues through interactive exercises, small-group discussions, and faculty presentations. Students develop an "action plan" to raise awareness about one or more of these concerns and take practical steps to create positive change in the world. Enrollment is restricted to College Nine members during priority enrollment only. Enrollment limited to 20.
CLNI 86
College Leadership Development
Lower Division
2 units
Students newly appointed into leadership positions at College Nine explore the concept of leadership relating to the college's theme of International and Global Perspectives. Prerequisite(s): current College Nine student leader; permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 30. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)
CLNI 90
Intercultural Understanding
Lower Division
2 units
Provides an opportunity to enhance the intercultural experience, increase cultural competency, promote further understanding, and examine the various trends facing a uniquely diverse community. Geared toward U.S. and international students affiliated with the International Living Center. Enrollment by instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 50.
CLNI 91
Global Issues Colloquium
Lower Division
1 units
Weekly colloquium on global issues with different topical focus each quarter. Presentations by UCSC faculty and invited speakers. Students must attend class, read an assigned article, and write a one-page synopsis. Enrollment is restricted to College Nine members. Enrollment limited to 50. May be repeated for credit.
CLNI 105
Researching Food Sovereignty
Upper Division
5 units
Students engage in individual and collective research projects on transformational food systems in the United States and abroad. Readings look at the current global food system and grassroots responses to food and environmental crises. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior College Nine and College Ten members during priority enrollment only. Enrollment limited to 20.
CLNI 106
Israel and Palestine: Pathways to a Deeper Understanding
Upper Division
2 units
Explores, and seeks to provide a deeper understanding of, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through materials and guest speakers that offer varying perspectives. Self-reflection and structured communication facilitate the positive exchange of ideas and views. Enrollment by permission of instructor.
CLNI 112A
Model United Nations Part A: A Group Seminar
Upper Division
2 units
Introduces the Model United Nations. Students learn parliamentary procedure and U.N. protocols, as well as how to research and present position papers to the general assembly. Students learn resolution writing, alliance building, and persuasive speech. (Formerly course 112, Model United Nations: A Group Seminar) Enrollment limited to 35. May be repeated for credit.
CLNI 112B
Model United Nations Part B: International Crises
Upper Division
2 units
Students are assigned a country to represent in the U.N. Three international crises allow students to present position papers, make speeches, and debate the issues. Prerequisite(s): CLNI 112A. May be repeated for credit.
CLNI 115
Community Investing for Social Good: A Micro-finance Lab
Upper Division
2 units
Service-learning laboratory course that centers around investing by and in students to seed new social, economic, and environmental projects, ultimately aiming to build a campus culture of community investing to address needs linked to poverty and inequality.
CLNI 120
Practical Activism Conference Planning and Development
Upper Division
2 units
Offers an applied experience of collaborative planning, production, and leadership. Students plan workshops and other event components; conduct outreach and publicity; and address all aspects of educational event planning. Enrollment restricted to members of the spring volunteer Practical Activism planning group. Enrollment by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)
CLNI 191
Teaching Global Action
Upper Division
5 units
Undergraduates at upper-division level participate in teaching discussion groups for College Nine 85 (W). Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor: essay describing interest in becoming course assistant, copies of evaluations, and letter of recommendation from faculty member and/or college staff member. Enrollment is restricted to College Nine juniors and seniors.