Kresge College

KRSG 1 Academic Literacy and Ethos: Power and Representation

Teaches foundational concepts for intellectual and personal development in an academic community: analysis, critical thinking, metacognition, engagement with others across difference, and self-efficacy. Focuses on the power of education and learning to imagine the world otherwise and to effect justice and social change. Texts address generational trajectories to college; the history of UCSC and the local region; family traditions of knowledge; and social movements that can inspire us. Students learn to read in different genres and formats and reflect on their reading practices.


Enrollment is restricted to first-year college members.




Daniel Pearce, Juliana Leslie, Melissa Sanders-Self, Beth Hernandez-Jason, Jeremy Gauger, Nicol Hammond, A.M. Darke