Summer Courses Offered by the Colleges


    Summer Entrepreneurship Academy: Discovering and Launching a Business

  • CRWN 90

    8-Week

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    Explores business-learning fundamentals. Based on the nine basic building blocks of the Business Model Canvas, encourages students to move products from the lab and into the market. Encourages students to talk to potential customers, partners, and competitors; and each student team presents its findings each week. Business-learning fundamentals are delivered online, so workshops focus on face-to-face interactions between students, their mentors, and the instructional team. Culminates in students giving their final executive business-plan presentation and story-making video. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

     


  • Becoming a Successful Student (2 credits)

  • COWL 10

    Session 2 

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    An interactive approach to effective studying, note-taking, critical thinking, and exams. Also explored: time management; good communication with staff and faculty; major and career exploration; and use of campus resources. 

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  • Service Learning (3 credits)

  • KRSG 12A

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    Students find a volunteer position with the instructor's assistance and perform community service in non-profit organizations, schools, unions, or local government agencies. Students meet weekly, keep a journal, and write a "social action witnessing" report of their experience. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)

     


  • Service Learning (2 credits)

  • KRSG 12B

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    Students find a volunteer position with the instructor's assistance and perform community service in non-profit organizations, schools, unions, or local government agencies. Students meet weekly, keep a journal, and write a "social action witnessing" report of their experience. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)

     


  • Grant Writing (3 credits)

  • KRSG 12C

    Session 2

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    A fast-paced and academically rigorous exercise in four main sections. First and foremost, participants must locate and support a community-service site for three hours each week. Each student's service commitment requires the student to attend class regularly and share community-service experience with classmates. Students are introduced to the basic requirements of a variety of national service agencies including AmeriCorp, the Peace Corp, City Year, Teach for America, and City Service. Students are required to do community-service work with a member of one of these agencies locally for four hours during the quarter. The last major section of this course teaches students the basics of grant writing and research. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)

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  • Kresge Garden Cooperative (2 credits)

  • KRSG 63

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    Hands-on practice with basic ecological horticulture skills through work at the Kresge Garden, including soil cultivation. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)

     


  • Creative Writing (2 credits)

  • KRSG 65W

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    For students who wish to supplement their core experience with creative writing. Students do in-class and out-of-class writing assignments; read and discuss texts; and work to develop their final project. 

     


  • Creative Writing (2 credits)

  • KRSG 65W

    Session 2

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    For students who wish to supplement their core experience with creative writing. Students do in-class and out-of-class writing assignments; read and discuss texts; and work to develop their final project. 

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  • Improvisation

  • PRTR 41I

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    Theory and practice of improvisation in the performing arts with an emphasis on acting improvisation techniques. Readings and films develop a theoretical and historical understanding of spontaneous invention on stage. Students attend area theater improvisational performances. (Formerly course 80I.) (General Education Code(s): PR-C, T4-Humanities and Arts, A.)

     


  • Personal Narratives in Theater and Film (2 credits)

  • PRTR 61N

    Session 2 

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    Considers filmmakers and monologue performers as they come to terms with their identity in autobiographical works. Students write responses to texts and create their own brief personal narratives. (Formerly course 23B.) (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.) 

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  • Service Learning (online) (2 credits)

  • STEV 27

    10-Week

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    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. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.) 

     


  • Women in the Bible

  • STEV 36

    Session 2

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    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. We will explore biblical personalities and perspectives, analyzing how these are conveyed in the biblical narrative.  (General Education Code(s): TA.) 

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  • Self and Society Through Film

  • STEV 80G

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    The course uses documentary and feature films to discuss themes of individuality, revolution, and technology. Films include the Star Wars, Hunger Games, and the Matrix series. (General Education Code(s): IM.)