CLNI - College Nine

CLNI 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: International and Global Perspectives

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.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members.

Quarter offered

Fall

CLNI 1A Introduction to University Life and Learning

Orientation to and exploration of the nature of the liberal arts, and of learning at research universities. Topics include: academic planning for upper-division coursework; enrollment processes; and understanding pathways to degree completion; UCSC resources that support health and well-being strategies for academic success; the cultivation of just communities; the prevention of sexual harassment and violence; campus conduct policies; awareness of risks associated with drug and/or alcohol use; and an introduction to traditions of community-engaged learning, ground-breaking research, and interdisciplinary thinking that define a UC Santa Cruz degree. This course can be taken for Pass/No Pass grading only.

Credits

1

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to entering first-year College Nine students.

Quarter offered

Summer

CLNI 60 Water Justice: Global Insights for a Critical Resource

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. 

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars students.

General Education Code

PE-E

CLNI 70 Colleges Nine and Ten Community Garden

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.

Credits

2

Instructor

Linnea Beckett

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Nine and College Ten students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

CLNI 85 Global Action

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.

Credits

2

Instructor

Erin Ramsden

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Nine members during priority enrollment only.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Winter

CLNI 86 College Leadership Development

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.

Credits

2

General Education Code

PR-E

CLNI 90 Intercultural Understanding

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.

Credits

2

CLNI 91 Global Issues Colloquium

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.

Credits

1

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Nine members.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CLNI 105 Researching Food Sovereignty

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.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior College Nine and College Ten members during priority enrollment only.

CLNI 106 Israel and Palestine: Pathways to a Deeper Understanding

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.

Credits

2

CLNI 112A Model United Nations Part A: A Group Seminar

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)

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CLNI 112B Model United Nations Part B: International Crises

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.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CLNI 112A.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CLNI 115 Community Investing for Social Good: A Micro-finance Lab

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.

Credits

2

CLNI 120 Practical Activism Conference Planning and Development

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.

Credits

2

Instructor

Mark Garner

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Fall

CLNI 140 Designing Your Life

Do you ever think, "I want to make a difference!" but don't know where to start? In this class students learn design thinking methods by addressing the question of what they want to do with their lives after college. Students build deeper awareness of values and goals, define areas of life and work they want to grow in, examine multiple life paths and careers that interest them, and take small steps to try these out. This is an experiential class that asks students to try new ways of thinking and step outside their comfort zone, all within a supportive community of peers.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CLTE 140

Instructor

Remy Franklin

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

CLNI 191 Teaching Global Action

Undergraduates at upper-division level participate in teaching discussion groups for CLNI 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.

Credits

5

Instructor

Erin Ramsden

Quarter offered

Winter

CLNI 199 Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division college members with college-affiliated faculty. Students must submit petition with one of the college academic advisers with accompanying letter from faculty adviser. Approval of provost required. Enrollment is restricted to upper-division College Nine members.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CLNI 199F Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division college members with college-affiliated faculty. Students must submit petition with one of the college academic advisers with accompanying letter from faculty adviser. Approval of provost required. Enrollment is restricted to upper-division College Nine members.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

Cross-listed courses that are managed by another department are listed at the bottom.

Cross-listed Courses

JRLC 30 (H)ACER Undergraduate Community Internship

Student Internship through the Apprenticeship in Community Engaged Research (H)ACER Program at College Nine and John R. Lewis College. 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.

Credits

2

Cross Listed Courses

JRLC 30

Instructor

Linnea Beckett

Quarter offered

Fall