CRWN - Crown College

CRWN 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Ethical and Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

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. Examines how technological revolutions happen, how they transform societies, and how these changes generate new ideological narratives.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members.

Quarter offered

Fall

CRWN 28 Crown Student Leadership Development Seminar

Explore leadership as it relates to student development at Crown College. Examine how values, ethics, involvement, identity, and theory affect leadership in a variety of content areas. Evaluate student's leadership strengths to determine objectives for improvement.

Credits

2

CRWN 31 Crown College Student Leadership in Action Seminar

Focuses on developing and establishing leadership skills and styles for new leaders at Crown College. Explores communication styles, group dynamics, community development, programming, moral development and conflict resolution concepts and strategies. Applies theory to action. Enrollment limited to college members and by permission of instructor.

Credits

2

CRWN 60 The Environment on Film: Rhetoric of Ecocriticism

Examines the overt as well as the subtle cinematic elements that depict, ponder, and persuade concerning issues of the environment and the role of humans regarding nature, animals, and the human-made landscape.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to college members during priority enrollment.

General Education Code

IM

CRWN 70 Introduction to Broadcast Media: Radio

Comprehensive history of noncommercial radio as a mass-communication medium. Course also serves as an introduction to UCSC's radio station KZSC-FM and broadcasting. Through lectures, hands-on instruction, and written assignments, students learn the fundamentals of program presentation and audio production. Prerequisite(s): After completing 20 hours of orientation volunteering at KZSC, students apply to the instructor. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Concurrent enrollment in CRWN 70L is required.

Credits

3

Instructor

Shay Stoklos

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 70L Broadcast Production: Radio

Practical application of technical and creative skills in the KZSC studios. Production of audio content and promotional materials for broadcast. Critical evaluation in a workshop setting. Assignments require original research, professional writing, and the operation of complex technology. Prerequisite(s): After completing 20 hours of orientation volunteering at KZSC, students apply to the instructor. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Concurrent enrollment in CRWN 70 is required.

Credits

2

Instructor

Manel Camps, Keith Rozendal

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

CRWN 79 Introduction to Social and Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies

An introduction to the theme of Crown College, "Social and Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies". Taught in a small class format and articulated around a group project, both of which help generate sense of belonging, and is the key to the success of our transfer students. The group project will be used to introduce academic research and also strategies for effective work in groups, which is an essential skill in most fields, and of particular relevance to STEM disciplines.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-quarter transfer students.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Winter

CRWN 80F Science Fictions

Examines how science fictions have imagined better and worse worlds, social relations, and identities by using science and technology. Students read novels and short stories from the 19th Century to the present and discuss and debate questions of justice, freedom, difference, and identity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dion Farquhar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing requirement.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

CRWN 80J Cyborg Society: Myths, Realities, Choices

Examines content and methodologies of the emerging field of cyborgology. Includes social studies of science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, politics, art, biology, and informatics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Chris Gray

General Education Code

PE-T

CRWN 80L Food Safety and Environmental Quality: The Complexities of a Safe Salad

In recent years, outbreaks of food-borne illness have alarmed farmers and consumers alike. This course examines the complexities of ensuring food safety in the complex natural, economic, and social settings that characterize U.S. food-production systems.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-E

CRWN 80S Undergraduate Seminar in Science, Technology, and Society

An honors seminar for first year students on selected topics that examine the relationship between science, technology, and society. Precise focus of each seminar varies and is announced by the college.

Credits

5

Requirements

Preference given to Crown College students. Enrollment is restricted to first-year and sophomore students.

CRWN 85 Visual Perception: A Window to Brain and Behavior

Investigates visual perception as an example of the correlation of brain and behavior. Uses a multidisciplinary analysis of the optical, biochemical, and neural components of the visual pathway leading to the perception of form, color, etc. Discusses the applications of neuroscience in the social sciences, the humanities, engineering, and the arts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eugene Switkes

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to students in the Crown College or Cowell College first-year honors program.

General Education Code

SI

CRWN 86 Professional Communication in a Digital Age

Provides advanced training in communication strategies. Students learn to combine narrative theory with digital technologies to achieve effective communication in a variety of contexts including social media, instructional information, and product design. These elements will be integrated into an individual and a group project.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kathleen Greaney

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars Students.

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Fall

CRWN 87 Understanding and Communicating the Science Behind Global Warming

Provides tools to critically assess the current debate on the implications of global warming and to communicate the issues to the public effectively. Examines how questions are framed and addressed by scientists in general and how they are framed and addressed given our current understanding of the problem of global warming based on basic physics and statistical analyses of climate data. Includes practical assignments and guest lectures by local UCSC experts.

Credits

5

Instructor

C Martin Gaskell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the College Scholars Program.

General Education Code

SR

CRWN 88 Computational Futurology:Use of Data Analysis for Predicting Human Behavior and Activity

Investigates statistical and computational methods for the prediction of human activity, both at the individual and at the collective level. Students learn to evaluate and critique famous predictions, and consider the ethical and social implications of predictive technologies. Articulated around a creative group project to integrate concepts learned in the course.

Credits

5

Instructor

Peter Rothman

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholar Students.

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Fall

CRWN 89 Workshop in Computational Biology

Designed to engage students with training in areas related to computational biology. Covers basic biological, statistical, and computational concepts needed for hands-on research; training students to read primary literature and do collaborative work in an interdisciplinary setting. Enrollment restricted to students with some background in programming, math or biology and by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jay Kim

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Fall

CRWN 90 Start-up Entrepreneurship Academy

Introduction to the basics of setting up a start-up company using the Lean Launchpad/NSF I-Corps model of instruction. Students learn principles of data collection, marketing processes, and resources needed for new companies. The class is articulated around the design of a business plan, in groups of 4-5 students coached by a successful entrepreneur, and culminates in a presentation. The market research for the project involves talking to at least 5 potential customers, partners, channels and/or related experts each week.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholar Students.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Winter

CRWN 92 Social and Creative Entrepreneurship

Helps students discover and develop their own business idea that does the world good. Examines leadership and provides tools to research community issues and to develop sustainable business models. Guest lecturers and project mentors introduce students to business and civil leaders.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nada Miljkovic

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

CRWN 93 Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study sponsored by the college and performed off campus. Students should review plans with an appropriate fellow of the college. A proposal should be presented to the college academic preceptor no later than the seventh week of the preceding quarter. Credit is granted by the sponsor upon approval of the work performed. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 93F Field Study

Provides for individual field study in the vicinity of the campus under the direct supervision of a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 95 GetVirtual Business Assistance

Community service-oriented class that provides supervised learning experiences where students reflect on, communicate, and integrate principles and theories from the classroom in real-world settings. Service learning provides students with an opportunity to integrate their academic coursework with community involvement. Students are paired with industry experts as mentors and gain valuable practical skills such as interview practices and delivering real solutions to local businesses suffering from the new world COVID-19 paradigm. Prerequisite(s): CRWN 90 or CRWN 92. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

CRWN 96 Digital Theater Workshop: Theorizing Culture and the Future

Teaches different interpretation tools to be applied to a selection of dramatic literature in discussions. Students integrate these skills and develop their creativity through mounting a production of the play R.U.R., which addresses the impact of technology in society.

Credits

5

Instructor

Abel Cornejo

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Winter

CRWN 98 Podcasting: Digital Storytelling

Course walks students through the process of creating a podcast from concept to broadcast. Students' podcasts can be based on any research project or subject that they want. Class provides students with working knowledge of current trends in audio production and includes lessons on sound gathering using professional sound gear as well as cell phones, interviewing, script writing, audio editing and developing a "radio voice." Students watch each other's progress, learning to collaborate, problem-solve and take risks together. Finally, the class also examines the media and trains students to think critically about stories they consume.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CRWN 1 or by permission of the instructor.

General Education Code

PR-C

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

CRWN 99F Tutorial

Various topics to be arranged between student and instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 123 Examining Our Life Through Writing

Writing-intensive seminar. Based on course readings and discussions, students write reflective response papers at the end of each class and weekly papers on their own lives and what they care most about. Intense class discussions, often started by students sharing their essays. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Composition 1 requirement. Admission by permission of instructor after student reads lengthy syllabus, writes application, and interviews with instructor during faculty office hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Frank Andrews

CRWN 185 Career and Internship Preparation

For students preparing for an internship experience or career position. Students undertake career development as a continuous lifelong process: learn techniques for an effective job search, such as preparing a resume and cover letter, interviewing and networking skills; and learn how to more clearly articulate their future educational and professional goals.

Credits

2

Instructor

Christina Hall

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar by an upper-division student under faculty supervision. (See CRWN 42.)

Credits

5

CRWN 198 Independent Field Study

Provides for college-sponsored individual study programs off campus. Approval of student's faculty sponsor and college academic provost required.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 199 Tutorial

Various topics to be arranged between student and instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRWN 199F Tutorial

Various topics to be arranged between student and instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

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