Special Programs

COMS 1. Com Serv-Learn

Provides a community service-learning experience where students apply their academic knowledge and skills to community-based issues and needs. Experiential learning will be enhanced through class discussions and presnetations on topics related to community service-learning. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-3

COMS 101. Community Service Internship

Provides a community service-learning experience to help students develop personal, professional, and academic knowledge and skills. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

GS 296. Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Prerequisite: Consent of Coordinator. Seminar in Interdisciplinary Special Major issues, allowing discussion with a broad-based, cross-disciplinary emphasis.

Units: 1-3

GS 298. Interdisciplinary Project

Prerequisite: see university Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, submission, and/or demonstration of an original project appropriate to the student's area of specialization. Creativity shall be a prime factor. Written documentation and an abstract is required. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-6

GS 299. Interdisciplinary Thesis

Prerequisite: see university Criteria for Thesis and Project; consent of thesis chair. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the interdisciplinary master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-6

GS 299C. Graduate Program Continuation

For continuous enrollment while completing the culminating experience.

Units: 0

INOV 191T. Topics in Innovation

Studies in innovation.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

INTD 50. Critical Thinking on Global Issues

Identify and critically examine the seven areas of change expected to be most "revolutionary" in the coming decades including: Population, Resources, Technological, Information, Economic Integration, Security and Conflict, and Governance. A focus will be on how these areas inter-relate and how students can enable a more preferable future. G.E. Foundation A3.

Units: 3
GE Area: A3

INTD 177. Global Challenges

This course helps students become more globally competent by looking at different countries, cultures and ethnicities through the lens of seven large global Challenges: Population, Resources, Technological, Information, Economic Integration, Security and Conflict, and Governance. Multicultural/International M/I.

Units: 3

INTD 188S. Service Learning Abroad

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. This course is designed to accompany a study-abroad experience with an emphasis on service-learning. Students will learn about the history of the location, culture and people of the destination and the present and future challenges faced by the indigenous people. Multicultural/International M/I. S sections include a service-learning component.

Units: 3

UNIV 8. Reading Skills Application

Teaches skills to improve college success. Improves reading comprehension, study, and test-taking skills. Literal comprehension (topic sentences, paragraph patterns, signal words), critical comprehension (intent, tone, figurative language, propaganda, attitude), and vocabulary development.

Units: 1-3

UNIV 20T. Academic Success

UNIV 20T is a 3 unit course designed to guide students through the academic process and to help ensure their success. The course lays a cornerstone for higher education and the advanced study and helps develop skills for a lifelong learning and achievement. Students gain an understanding of college life, career exploration, and the development of a purposeful community. Strategies to cope with both academic and social demands are presented, as well as rewards and responsibilities of lifelong learners.

Units: 3

UNIV 20T. Writing Skills

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units

UNIV 20T. Connect to Careers

The course is intended to integrate students' academic knowledge with career-related experiences. The course will help students assess their own skills, expose them to careers, and understand a variety of organizational structures and operational procedures of a work environment. Students will be required to find an approved placement experience to help them further develop or enhance their professional skills.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units

UNIV 20T. Acad Learn Strat

Units: 3

UNIV 100. Succeeding at the University

Assists transfer and upper division students acquire skills needed to be effective learners: study habits, goal setting, time management, academic planning, campus/community involvement, and information competence. Exposure to campus resources.

Units: 1