STEV - Stevenson College

STEV 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Self 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. Examines the roots of modern society using diverse religious texts and major classical and modern philosophical works.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members.

Quarter offered

Fall

STEV 2 Self and Society 2

Winter quarter of Stevenson's core course continues development of analytical writing, critical reading, and effective speaking in exploring conflicts inherent in modern society. Investigates themes of colonization, race, gender, class, and cultural conflict. (Formerly course 81A.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-yearand sophomore college members.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Winter

STEV 10 Skills for College and Beyond

Applications of practical skills for effective, meaningful study in the context of a full, busy life. Topics include learning styles, time management, test preparation, and life balance. Specific techniques for efficient reading comprehension, note-taking, memorization, and self-assessment are introduced. Enrollment restricted to college members and by permission of instructor.

Credits

2

Instructor

Caren Camblin

Quarter offered

Spring

STEV 16 Stevenson Community Garden

Hands-on course in ecological horticulture at the Stevenson garden. Students grow the Stevenson community through gardening and projects focused on building a healthy and regenerative local-foods culture. Enrollment by interview only. Enrollment restricted to Stevenson College members.

Credits

2

STEV 18 Eighteenth Century Kabalistic Thought and Literature

Emphasis on analyzing (translations of) original text to explore critical areas of kabalistic thought, including tzimtzum, the sefirot, theodicy, and hermeneutics.

Credits

2

Instructor

Shlomo Chein

STEV 21 Citizens and Nations: Self and Society in the 19th Century

A reading seminar focusing on a set of key texts. Examines how the political and industrial revolutions of the 19th century fundamentally transformed the relationships between individuals and their respective societies.

Credits

2

Instructor

Kiva Silver

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to Stevenson College members.

STEV 22 Self and Society in Classical Social Theory

Reading seminar focusing on a set of key texts from classical social theory. Explores the transition from traditional to modern societies. Authors addressed may include Locke, Rousseau, de Tocqueville, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim.

Credits

2

Instructor

Kiva Silver

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to Stevenson College members.

STEV 23 Monsters and the Monstrous in the Early British Novel

Examines figurations of monsters and the monstrous in the 18th- and 19th-Century British novel to explore the function of monsters as cultural tools for affirming and subverting social boundaries.

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Sweat

General Education Code

TA

STEV 24A Cultural Intelligence: Developing a Higher CQ (Cultural Intelligence)

We begin by examining the three basic facets involved in developing one's cultural intelligence (CQ): cognitive, motivational, and behavioral. Topics include: complexities of intercultural communication; importance of cultural self-identity and filters; power and privilege; and their impact on one's perceptions. (Formerly course 24.)

Credits

2

STEV 24B Developing Facilitation Skills for Cultural Intelligence

Presents six dimensions of facilitation: goal development, cognitive aspects, confronting resistance, managing emotions, methods of learning, and creating a supportive and respectful climate. Students practice different styles of facilitation to learn which one(s) fit their personal styles and goal(s) for any given workshop. The importance of developing cultural intelligence is presented as well. Students must be available to facilitate diversity trainings. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students and by instructor consent.

Credits

2

STEV 26 Navigating the Research University

Explores critical engagement in education in the context of a research university. Introduces first-year issues and success strategies and ways to participate in the institution's academic life. Investigates strategies for clarifying education goals and devising a plan for success. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Porter 26 or Kresge 26.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to first-year students.

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring, Summer

STEV 27 Service Learning

This online course frames and supports the service-learning experiences of students engaged in field placements both here in Santa Cruz and in their home communities. Students approach social challenges thematically (e.g., homelessness, environmentalism, domestic violence, etc.) and consider how different disciplines might engage these issues. They consider how our community partners conceptualize and address social issues and how these conceptions connect, or fail to connect, with academic approaches,

Credits

2

Instructor

G. Childers

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Summer

STEV 30 Thesis Writing and Editing

Identifies and examines the assumptions, expectations, and formats of writing in students' fields, with the goal of beginning—or continuing—academic research. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior college members and by permission of instructor.

Credits

2

STEV 33 Self and Society Examined Through Ethical Dilemmas

Examines ethical dilemmas in contemporary topics, such as the status of moral principles during warfare; animal rights and the ethics of eating meat; privacy in the age of the Internet; imprisonment and rehabilitation; legal and illegal immigration; same-sex marriage; and health care.

Credits

2

STEV 35 Everyday Ethics for College Life

Exploration of and reflection on everyday values and virtues such as integrity, open-mindedness, honesty, and community. Objectives include learning how to think about moral dilemmas and how to begin drafting one's own code of ethics.

Credits

2

Instructor

Caren Camblin

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to college members.

STEV 36 Women in the Bible

A seminar-style course intended to sharpen analytical skills by critically analyzing biblical narratives about women: stories about heroism, betrayal, love, loyalty, infidelity, motherhood, and leadership. Students explore biblical personalities and perspectives, analyzing how these are conveyed in the biblical narrative.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shlomo Chein

General Education Code

TA

STEV 37 Critical Thinking and Skepticism

Focuses on the acquisition and application of critical thinking skills and examines skeptical perspectives on a variety of issues.Topics include rationality, fallacies, cognitive biases, religion and the paranormal, media biases, and the costs and benefits of arguing with people.

Credits

5

Instructor

Geoffrey Childers

General Education Code

TA

STEV 40 The Self Under Moral Siege: Challenges for the Individual in 20th-Century Totalitarian Europe

Examines how individuals and communities confronted dilemmas when laws, state ideology, and war challenged traditional morality. Themes include: ethics, responsibility, victimhood, moral compromise, retribution, and reconciliation.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment priority given to Stevenson College students.

STEV 41 Spirituality in a Modern World

Investigates scientific and pragmatic perspectives on spirituality from William James to Fritjof Capra. Explores spirituality in Western and Eastern traditions from Martin Buber to Pema Chodron. Students analyze, support, and articulate their spiritual positions in a culminating paper.

Credits

2

Instructor

Caren Camblin

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to Stevenson College members.

STEV 50A Stevenson Alumni Careers in Law

Connecting Stevenson students with alumni who provide practical advice for careers in law. Topics covered include the variety of career possibilities in law, preparing for law school, internships, networking, applying for jobs, and interviewing.

Credits

2

Instructor

Geoffrey Childers

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College members.

Quarter offered

Spring

STEV 50B Stevenson Alumni Careers in Science and Technology

Connecting Stevenson students with alumni who provide practical advice for careers in science and technology. Topics covered include internships, graduate school, networking, applying for jobs, interviewing, and adapting to a rapidly changing job market.

Credits

2

Instructor

Geoffrey Childers

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College members.

Quarter offered

Spring

STEV 60 Centering Black Women as Leaders

Interrogates the leadership of Black women through the lens of critical race/feminist/leadership theories, examining the narratives on BW leaders in case studies. Students will examine their own development and learning in our oppressive context.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

STEV 80F Academic Success in the College Core Course

Provides support for reading, understanding, and engaging with difficult Core texts; models and facilitates college-level discussion; provides instruction in collaborative processes; encourages community-building with the college; and helps acclimate students to university culture. Enrollment is restricted to first-year Stevenson students who have been placed in the Multilingual Curriculum.

Credits

3

Instructor

Caren Camblin

STEV 80G Self and Society Through Film

Uses feature films and documentaries to address and discuss perspectives of self and society. Films include Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and The Matrix.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kevin MacClaren

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Summer

STEV 80H Rainbow Theater: An Introduction to Multicultural Theater

Introduction to Asian American, Chicano/Latino, and African American plays through reading of major authors, discussion of social and historical context of their work, and development of a production of a one-act play from each cultural group. In-depth examination of key historical context of these three cultural groups. Video presentations followed by class discussion. Enrollment by audition.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Williams

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

STEV 80T Self and Society for Transfer Students

Condensed version of Stevenson's core course for transfer students. Develops analytical writing, critical reading, and effective speaking by considering influential philosophical works while exploring cultural conflicts in modern society. Themes include imperialism, racism, and class conflict.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to college members.

STEV 90 The Nuclear Pacific

Examines the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the Pacific region from 1945 to 2013. Students do research on nuclear science, medicine, energy, and weapons testing and their social, political, demographic, and environmental impacts.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholar Students.

American History and Institutions

Yes

General Education Code

PE-T

STEV 96 Theory and Practice of Peer-Guided Learning for Tutors and Learning Assistants

Provides first-time tutors and supplemental-instruction learning assistants with the theoretical background and practical interactive teaching and learning strategies essential for planning, implementing, and evaluating effective peer-guided learning. (Formerly Education 96.)

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 99 Tutorial

Tutorial

Credits

5

STEV 120 Self and Society: Teaching Practicum

Each student facilitates one of the discussion sections of Stevenson 81A or attends lectures, and meets with staff for practicum on the teaching process. Prerequisite(s): qualifications as determined by instructor at first class meeting.

Credits

5

Instructor

Caren Camblin

Quarter offered

Winter

STEV 121 Advanced Research and Strategic Planning for Graduate School

Guided by a faculty mentor, students engage in an advanced research experience including developing a research proposal, conducting research, and writing and presenting a research paper. Students also prepare for graduate school by practicing the graduate school application process. Enrollment is restricted to students accepted into the Educational Opportunity Programs faculty mentor program. Enrollment also restricted to junior and senior majors in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Credits

5

STEV 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

STEV 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar under faculty supervision (see course 42). Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing and a proposal supported by a faculty member willing to supervise.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 193 Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study, sponsored by the college and performed off-campus. This course may be counted for up to three courses of credit in any quarter. Prerequisite(s): approval of student's adviser and the academic preceptor, and, in the case of full-time study, the board of studies supervising the major.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 194 Group Tutorial

A program of independent study arranged between a group of students and a faculty instructor. Enrollment restricted to members of Stevenson College. Enrollment limited to 12.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 194F Group Tutorial

A program of independent study arranged between a group of students and a faculty instructor. Course designed for members of Stevenson College. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment limited to 10.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 198 Independent Field Study

Provides for college-sponsored individual study programs off campus, for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g., supervision is by correspondence). Up to three such courses may be taken for credit in any one quarter. Prerequisite(s): approval of the student's adviser, certification of adequate preparation, approval by the academic preceptor.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 198F Independent Field Study

Provides for college-sponsored individual study programs off campus, for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g., supervision is by correspondence). Up to three such courses may be take for credit in any one quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Requires approval of the student's adviser and academic preceptor

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 199 Tutorial

Individual projects carried out under the supervision of a Stevenson faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

STEV 199F Tutorial

Individual projects carried out under the supervision of a Stevenson faculty member. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring