JRLC-John R Lewis College

JRLC 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Social Justice and Community

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. Reflects our college theme of Social Justice and Community, addressing topics such as identity formation, inequality, and environmental injustice.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members.

Quarter offered

Fall

JRLC 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 John R. Lewis College students.

Quarter offered

Summer

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

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

JRLC 35 Knowledge For Justice

Introduction to the (H)ACER program at John R. Lewis College. (H)ACER trains students in participatory research methodologies and creates opportunities for students to work in real world contexts addressing issues such as social, economic, educational, and environmental injustice. Students gain a foundation in understanding the context of the research university and developing critical research methods for working with communities. Students grapple with questions of how to conduct research in an ethical way and to build relationships that both recognize and are not foreclosed by histories of violence, with particular attention to race, class, gender, and nationality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Linnea Beckett

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

JRLC 60 Understanding Sustainability: Researching Environmental Justice at UCSC

Through readings, discussions, and primary research on campus, course explores the following questions: What is sustainability at UCSC and what assumptions about the relationships between humans and nature are privileged in these definitions? (Formerly, I Couldn't Imagine Myself Anywhere Else: Understanding UCSC Undergraduate Narratives.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars students.

General Education Code

PE-E

JRLC 85 Social Justice Issues Workshop

Series of presentations, films, and workshops that address personal and cultural identity and examine social, cultural, political, environmental, and other justice concerns.

Credits

2

Instructor

Mark Gardner

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to John R. Lewis College members during priority enrollment only.

Quarter offered

Winter

JRLC 86 College Leadership Development

Students newly appointed into leadership positions at John R. Lewis College explore the concept of leadership relating to the college's theme of Social Justice and Community. Prerequisite(s): current John R. Lewis College student leader; permission of instructor.

Credits

2

General Education Code

PR-E

JRLC 92 Social Justice Issues Colloquium

Weekly colloquium on social justice issues with a different topical focus each quarter. Presentations by UCSC faculty and invited speakers. Students must attend class, read an assigned article or book chapter(s) on the week's topic, and write a one-page synopsis.

Credits

1

Instructor

Linnea Beckett

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

JRLC 95 Social Justice and Nonviolent Communication (Rumi's Field)

Nonviolent Communication provides tools for the work needed to bring our reality closer to the ideal of a world with dignity and equity for all its members. Explores righteous anger, grief, empathy, diplomacy, and making requests others want to say "yes" to. The course nickname is "Rumi's Field," which comes from a Rumi poem: "out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing/there is a field/I'll meet you there." Formerly Social Justice and Nonviolent Communication (Rumi's Field Living-Learning Community).

Credits

2

Instructor

Caren Camblin

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Fall

JRLC 98 Alternative Spring Break

Provides students with the opportunity to conduct service-learning work in a local Santa Cruz community over spring break. There are four preliminary class meetings in the winter quarter. Winter meeting attendance is required. Enrollment is by interview only. Enrollment is restricted to College Nine and John R. Lewis College members.

Credits

2

Instructor

Linnea Beckett

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Spring

JRLC 105 The Making and Influencing of Environmental Policy

Explores how environmental policy is made and influenced. Students learn about key contemporary environmental issues and the forces at play in determining environmental policy outcomes. Focuses on skills that enable citizens to impact environmental policy.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and seniors.

General Education Code

PE-E

JRLC 106 Expressive Arts for Social Justice

Students explore their own creative output in order to inspire community dialogue around social justice issues. Open to those who identify as artists as well as those who do not. Interested students must attend an information session and commit to expectations. Preference is given to College Nine and John R. Lewis College members.

Credits

2

General Education Code

PR-C

JRLC 115 Research Methods for Social Justice

Fosters a deeper intellectual engagement with the theme of John R. Lewis College through the design and implementation of community-based research projects developed in close consultation with community partners. Students gain methodological, teamwork, and critical-thinking skills while furthering social justice. Prerequisite(s): CLNI 85, or JRLC 85, or equivalent. Enrollment is restricted to College Nine and John R. Lewis College members and by permission of instructor.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

JRLC 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 is restricted to members of the spring volunteer Practical Activism planning group. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Credits

2

Instructor

Mark Gardner

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Fall

JRLC 125A Transcommunal Peace Making

Explores the theoretical tenets and applications of Transcommunality, an outgrowth of the principles of Kingian non-violence, which works toward peace, tolerance, and mutual respect across difference and diversity. UCSC students connect with the Cemanahuac Cultural group, a multi-ethnic and multi-racial gathering of incarcerated men who are warriors for peace within and outside the prison community. Three meetings will be held at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad, California. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior John R. Lewis College members and by interview.

Credits

2

Instructor

John Brown Childs

Quarter offered

Spring

JRLC 125B Transcommunal Peace Making

Explores the principles of community, guided by established texts, for inmates at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad, California. Covers the theoretical tenets and applications of Transcommunality, an outgrowth of the principles of Kingian non-violence. Three joint meetings will be held with UCSC students enrolled in the parallel JRLC 125A. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Credits

2

Instructor

John Brown Childs

Quarter offered

Spring

JRLC 135 Apprenticeship in Community Engaged Research

Course takes a holistic approach in familiarizing students about how to effectively and ethically conduct community engaged research, from contextualized understandings of power and knowledge to hands-on training in various methodologies through a class project. The topical focus of the course varies (e.g., sustainability, water justice, educational equity etc.).

Credits

5

Instructor

Bob Majzler

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Spring

JRLC 136 Methodologies of Critical Praxis

Considers an ethic of engaging with communities that honors existing knowledges and integrates them into community-engaged action plans and research strategies. Explores a list of questions critical scholars must consider when building socially just community partnerships. Interrogates notions of help and volunteerism and explores theories and practices of popular education as a praxis engagement. Includes practice interviews, oral histories, field notes, and other research methods. Interacts with community partners through forums, blogs, and other multimedia.

Credits

5

Instructor

Robert Majzler

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): JRLC 135 or an equivalent course.

JRLC 191 Teaching Social Justice

Undergraduates at upper-division level participate in teaching discussion groups for JRLC 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 John R. Lewis College juniors and seniors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Gardner

Quarter offered

Winter

JRLC 194 Group Tutorial

Independent study through which a group of students explores a particular topic in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite(s): JRLC 91 or JRLC 105 recommended. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

JRLC 194F Group Tutorial

Independent study through which a group of students explores a particular topic in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite(s): JRLC 91 or JRLC 105 recommended. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

JRLC 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 John R. Lewis College members.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

JRLC 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 John R. Lewis College members.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring