CRSN - Carson College

CRSN 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Environment and Society

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. Engages students in Rachel Carson's intellectual tradition of investigating relationships between environment and society.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members.

Quarter offered

Fall

CRSN 10 Academic Success

An interactive course providing students with the opportunity to assess and revise methods of and purposes in studying. Critical, effective approaches to reading, writing, participating in lectures and sections, taking exams, balancing competing responsibilities, and utilizing campus resources are all explored. Enrollment by permission of college adviser.

Credits

2

Instructor

Lindsay Knisely

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 15 Strategies to Jump Start Your STEM Learning

Introduces tips and techniques to supplement and expand a student's existing repertoire of science/mathematics problem-solving skills for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes. The material covered is intended to aid development as a confident learner and future expert in the student's major.

Credits

2

Instructor

Stella Hein

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year and sophomore Rachel Carson College members. Other students by permission.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CRSN 15A STEM Essentials

Introduces tips and techniques to supplement and expand a student's existing repertoire of science/mathematics problem-solving skills for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes. The material covered is intended to aid development as a confident learner and future expert in the student's major.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Summer

CRSN 20C The Water Environment: Literature of the Sea

Students consider the representation of the sea in selected texts, noting how it becomes the focal point for the fears, hopes, and prejudices of Western civilization. Students write critical papers and their own narratives.

Credits

2

Instructor

Candace Calsoyas

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore college members.

CRSN 20D College Students' Lives

Students understand their peers and themselves better through an exploration of issues that affect the daily life of college students. Topics include campus/student cultures, the academic system, and other critical issues. Overview of campus resources also provided.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore College members.

CRSN 20F Justice on Earth

Examines issues of oppression, privilege, and social justice within a global and environmental context through self-reflective and group work. May include an optional service-learning component requiring travel during spring break.

Credits

3

CRSN 20G Peregrine Falcons Return

A case study of the successful effort by UC Santa Cruz biologists to fully recover California's nearly extinct population of Peregrine Falcons between 1975 and 1995.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Winter

CRSN 28 Peer Leadership in Higher Education

Overview of theories of student development, critical student issues, and skills needed for appropriate peer leadership interventions. Utilizes a variety of learning modes including readings, discussions, case studies, lectures, and group projects. Interview only: approval of instructor; Resident Assistant (RA) pre-employment training course.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CRSN 55 Rachel Carson College: Service Learning Practicum

Introduces service-learning theory and practice for students engaging in service-learning work in the college, college-related projects, community service organizations, or public agencies.

Credits

2

Instructor

Susan Watrous

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to college members until after priority enrollment.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 56 Media Internships for Sustainability

Students develop and work on media projects related to the college theme of Environment and Society in film, on television, in print, and on the Internet. Students work in groups with specific instructors and project leaders. Enrollment by application and instructor consent.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 61 Education for Sustainable Living Program

Analyzes sustainability and its application in daily life and on campus, involving collaboration between students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community. Guest lecturers, discussions, an optional UC-wide retreat, and essays allow engagement with aspects of ecological and social sustainability.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Spring

CRSN 81C Designing a Sustainable Future

Introduces key technological solutions to environmental problems; discusses their underlying principles; and examines their societal dimensions. Topics include: conventional and renewable energy; emerging technologies for transportation, energy efficiency clean water; planetary engineering; and lean manufacturing.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ECE 81C

Instructor

Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CRSN 80A or CRSN 80B. Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore college members.

General Education Code

SI

CRSN 82 Environment and Society in Film

Students write about and discuss a variety of films and articles about environment and society. Topics may include water, food systems, wilderness, wildlife, pollution, global warming, nuclear energy, conservation, and environmental activism.

Credits

2

Instructor

Neil Schaefer

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to college members.

Quarter offered

Spring

CRSN 90 Rachel Carson College Garden Internship

One-credit internship in the Rachel Carson College Garden. Offers students of the college an opportunity to become involved in an experimental learning project focusing on application of concepts of sustainable agriculture.

Credits

1

Instructor

Katie Monsen

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to college members.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 93 Field Study

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 99 Tutorial

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 99F Tutorial

Individual study for lower-division students directed by a faculty member affiliated with the college. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 128 Advanced Peer Leadership Practicum

Advanced practicum for the application of skills and theoretical knowledge studied in course 28. Uses many learning modes including readings, discussions, case studies, lectures, and group projects. Prerequisite(s): course 28. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

CRSN 151A Sustainability Praxis in the Natural and Built Environment

Introduces the concepts, methods, practices, and tools of the trade for conceptualizing and conducting research in sustainability praxis in the built environmnent, and the quantitative and analytical tools required to conduct such analysis and research. (Formerly Sustainability Praxis in the Built Environment).

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Winter

CRSN 151B Innovation and Professionalization for Sustainability Designers, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs

Teaches how to become innovators and entrepreneurs, develop projects and enterprises, and adopt professional practices. Focuses on sustainability for students in Sustainability Studies, especially in connection with students' research and interests.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

CRSN 151C Sustainability Laboratory Tools, Techniques, and Applications

Introduces the concepts, skills, and strategies fundamental to the successful development of sustainability-related projects appropriate to the Sustainability Lab. Provides access to functional and living laboratory space, equipment, professional development, and technical training.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

CRSN 152 IDEASS Laboratory Practicum

Laboratory designed to advance sustainability education with real-world impact. Enables students to develop as change agents and to make valued contributions to sustainable-design projects that advance new technologies or strategies and bring about societal and environmental change.

Credits

2

Instructor

Tamara Ball, Kevin Bell, Thomas Rettenwender

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 155 Rachel Carson College Sustainability Internship

For students undertaking sustainability-oriented service-learning work in the college (college-related projects, community service organizations, or public agencies). Students are supervised by the instructor and project supervisor, and determine the content of their internship with the instructor and supervisor.

Credits

2

Instructor

Susan Watrous

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to college members or by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

CRSN 160 Developing Leadership to Facilitate Environmental Education

Prepares students to facilitate working groups for Sustainable Living (courses 61/161) during the spring quarter. The skills acquired during this course include: facilitation skills; problem-solving; syllabus planning; curriculum building; experiential learning techniques; leadership skills; cultural competence; and non-violent communication training. Enrollment by interview only. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ronnie Lipschutz

Quarter offered

Winter

CRSN 161 Education for Sustainable Living Program

Analyzes sustainability and its application in daily life and on campus, involving collaboration between students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community. Guest lecturers, discussions, an optional UC-wide retreat, and essays allow engagement with aspects of ecological and social sustainability.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

CRSN 162 Sustainability Internship Practicum

Introduces students to sustainable practices and state, local, and UC-wide policies through projects. Matches students with UCSC staff partners to work collaboratively on projects that integrate sustainability into aspects of campus operations. Supports students to develop the competencies necessary to become effective environmental professionals through learning models including hands-on work experience; professional skills training; guest lectures; reading, and discussion; and peer-to-peer advising. In addition to project deliverables, students complete and present a portfolio of their work upon completion of their project. Enrollment limited to Sustainability Office Interns and by instructor permission; an interview, resume, and cover letter are required.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

CRSN 175S Data and Democracy

Critically interrogates the multiple meanings of data and democracy. Students examine case studies on the mobilization and framing of democracy in particular moments. Students also analyze concerns and opportunities provided by data management and archival practices of evidence and cataloging.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Spring

CRSN 193 Field Study

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 193F Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study sponsored by the college and performed off campus. Must be sponsored by college faculty. Approval of the student's adviser and the academic preceptor is needed to enroll. May be repeated three times for credit. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 195 Senior Thesis

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 198 Independent Field Study

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 199 Tutorial

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRSN 199F Tutorial

Individual study for upper-division students directed by a faculty member affiliated with the college. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring