CMMU - Community Studies

CMMU 10 Introduction to Community Activism

Surveys different strategies of community activism including charity, volunteering, labor and community organizing, and recently emerging global activism with goal of demonstrating how certain strategies challenge existing social relations and arrangements while others typically (and often by design) reproduce them.

Credits

5

Instructor

Leslie Lopez

Quarter offered

Fall

CMMU 30 Numbers and Social Justice

Relates simple lessons of quantitative thinking to topical materials that are accessible and relevant to working for justice and social change. Students learn practical techniques to distinguish credible statistical evidence from misleading statistical claims. (Formerly Numbers for Social Justice.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Summer

CMMU 93 Field Study

Supervised work in a community-based setting conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 93F Field Study

Supervised work in a community-based setting conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 93G Field Study

Supervised work in a community-based setting conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 99 Tutorial

Individual directed study for lower-division undergraduates.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 99F Tutorial

Individual directed study for lower-division undergraduates.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 101 Communities, Social Movements, and the Third Sector

Engages with crosscutting ideas and concepts central to the major including constructions of community in social-change efforts and the institutionalization of social movements in third-sector organizations. Deepens students' understanding of the opportunities and obstacles embedded in various avenues of social action.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mary Pudup

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior community studies majors and proposed majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

CMMU 102 Preparation for Field Studies

A practicum to prepare students for field study. Course must be successfully completed prior to the six-month field study. Prerequisite(s): course 10; course 101; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; submission of the signed Goals and Objectives form; and completion of the declaration of major process. Enrollment restricted to community studies majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

Quarter offered

Spring

CMMU 103 Field Study Practicum

A practicum in social change work in which the students works for a social change organization on a part-time basis. Concurrent enrollment in course 102 is required.

Credits

2

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

Quarter offered

Spring

CMMU 105A Field Study

Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): course 102. (Formerly course 198, Independent Field Study.)

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Pudup

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

CMMU 105B Field Study

Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): course 102. (Formerly course 198, Independent Field Study.)

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Pudup

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

CMMU 105C Field Study

Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): course 102. (Formerly course 198, Independent Field Study.)

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Pudup

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

CMMU 107 Analysis of Field Materials

A seminar for students who have completed a full-time field study. Devoted to the systematic analysis of field materials, integrating appropriate concepts and relevant literature, as well as utilizing the experience of other students. (Formerly course 194.)

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Steiner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, course 198. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

CMMU 132 American Cities and Social Change

Examines the historical development of and contemporary conditions within U.S. cities by focusing on social and economic restructurings of cities, cultural and political transformations, and spatial reorganizations of the urban landscape. Goal is understanding the changing nature of urban experience.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mary Pudup

Quarter offered

Fall

CMMU 133 Making California: Landscapes, People, Politics, Economy

Examines key moments in the development of California to provide understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing California today. Particular focus is given to abiding tensions around wealth and poverty, opportunity and exclusion, and progressive and conservative politics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Julie Guthman

CMMU 134 No Place Like Home

Examines the class and race dynamics of the housing market and public policy, asking what kinds of housing get built, where it gets built, and for whom it is (or is not) built--and, crucially, why. Questions how homelessness became normalized in contemporary society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mary Pudup

CMMU 141 Political Justice in Theory and Practice

Examines how markets operate within the political economy of contemporary capitalism to generate myriad and often chronic forms of economic and social inequality in the United States. Explores different approaches to addressing inequality within the multi-faceted economic justice movement. (Formerly Political Economy of Inequality.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mary Pudup

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors and proposed majors during First Pass enrollment.

CMMU 143 Wal-Mart Nation

Examines origins and growth of Wal-Mart stores as powerful guides to understanding dynamics of contemporary global political economy and, relatedly, the changing fortunes of global social classes.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mary Pudup

CMMU 145 Global Capitalism: a History of the Present

Provides an overview of the history of capitalism in order to understand current crises within the global political economy. Gives particular attention to the origin, character, and consequences of neoliberalism. (Formerly Globalization and Its Discontents.)

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter

CMMU 149 Political Economy of Food and Agriculture

Examines key concepts in agrarian political economy; the historical development of the world food system; and a selection of contemporary issues related to food production, consumption, distribution, and regulation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Julie Guthman

General Education Code

PE-E

CMMU 151 Sex, Race, and Globalization

Examines globalization by attending to shaping forces of sexuality, gender, and race. Foregrounds Third World feminist theories, social movements. Topics include sexual and racial dynamics of free trade and labor fragmentation; global sex trades; HIV/AIDS politics in the South and North; transnational LGBT/queer politics.

Credits

5

CMMU 156 Politics of Food and Health

Critically examines contemporary debates about market and policy approaches to improve nutrition and dietary health and to address issues, such as food insecurity, obesity, and malnutrition. (Formerly Politics of Obesity.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Julie Guthman

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

CMMU 157 Ageism and Activism

Introduces students to gerontology, the study of aging. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, critically examines the theories, stereotypes, and realities of worldwide demographic transition and considers the many interesting implications for organizing social and personal life.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

CMMU 160 Public Health

Examination of community activism to address health issues: examples are drawn from a range of concerns, e.g., environmental racism, prison conditions, feminist health matters, the AIDS epidemic, violence, and alcoholism. Special attention is given to the social frameworks of health and to the utilization of social and political strategies for improving community well-being.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Steiner

Quarter offered

Fall

CMMU 161 Gender Health and Justice

Critically examines concrete aspects of health in U.S. social and political contexts, emphasizing how gendered interpretations and practices construct and affect health equity and the practices of health care. (Formerly Women's Health Activism.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

CMMU 162 Community Gardens and Social Change

Examines history, theory, and practice of community gardening, emphasizing contemporary garden projects using the transformative power of direct contact with nature to effect social change. Aims include understanding the nonprofit sector's response to social problems with novel programs and practices.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mary Pudup

CMMU 163 Health Care Inequalities

Examines system and non-system that is American health care with special attention to inequalities in access, financing, and quality of care. Covers concepts such as equality, fairness, and need as well as community organizing and community building for health.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors and proposed majors during First Pass enrollment.

CMMU 164 Health Justice in Conflict

Explores three case studies to address critical themes of healthcare inequalities in the context of conflict: the legal battle of Ecuadorians against Texaco/Chevron; the struggle of comfort women during World War II; and chemical saturation in Iraq.

Credits

5

CMMU 186 Food and Agriculture Social Movements

Examines the primary ways in which activists are attempting to resist, provide alternatives to, and/or transform aspects of the food system using social and environmental justice frameworks to evaluate such activism. Topics explored include organic farming, food charity, fair trade, relocalization, and farmworker organizing. Enrollment is by permission of instructor. (Formerly Agriculture, Food, and Social Justice.)

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall

CMMU 189 Methods of Teaching Community Studies

Each student serves as a facilitator for small discussion groups in connection with core community studies courses. Facilitators complete course readings and meet with instructor as a group to discuss the teaching process. May not be counted toward upper-division major requirements. Prerequisite(s): prior course work in the major.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 191 Student Volunteer Internship

Course bridges Santa Cruz and university communities through students organizing volunteer opportunities and charitable events. Students contribute 10 hours per week on and off campus, including outreach, event-planning, and database maintenance; supplemented by reading and biweekly discussions. Enrollment is by permission of instructor after application and interview.

Credits

3

Instructor

Andrea Steiner

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar, course 42, under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Approval by the Committee on Educational Policy the prior quarter.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 193 Field Study

Supervised work in a community-based setting conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 193F Field Study

Supervised work in a community-based setting conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 193G Field Study

Supervised work in a community-based setting conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 195A Senior Thesis

Individual study with a faculty member to complete the senior thesis.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 195B Senior Thesis

Individual study with a faculty member to complete the senior thesis.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 195C Senior Thesis

Individual study with a faculty member to complete the senior thesis.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 199 Tutorial

Advanced directed reading and research for the serious student.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 199F Tutorial

Advanced directed reading and research for the serious student.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CMMU 297 Independent Study

Either study related to a course being taken or a totally independent study. Designed for graduate students. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring