College Eight Courses

Testing a model solar concentrator in the Green Entrepreneurship tutorial

College Eight offers a number of other courses, in addition to the three quarter core course (not all courses are offered every year).  These include:

CLEI 10. Academic Success (2 credits - F/W/S). 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 restricted to College Eight students and by permission of college adviser. Enrollment limited to 30. The Staff

CLEI 20C. The Water Environment: Literature of the Sea (2 credits).  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. Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore College Eight students. Enrollment limited to 25. C. Calsoyas

CLEI 20D. College Students' Lives (2 credits). 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. Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore College Eight members. The Staff

CLEI 20F. Justice on Earth (3 credits). 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. Enrollment limited to 20. The Staff

CLEI 20G. Peregrine Falcons Return (2 credits - W). Required training laboratory for students who wish to pursue a hands-on, two-credit service project (laboratory or field) that is focused on peregrine falcon conservation. Enrollment limited to 26. G. Stewart

CLEI 28. Peer Leadership in Higher Education (3 credits). 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. Enrollment limited to 25. May be repeated for credit. The Staff

CLEI 55. College Eight: Service Learning Practicum (2 credits - F). Introduction to service learning theory and practice for students engaging in service-learning work in College Eight, College Eight-related projects, community service organization, or public agencies. Enrollment restricted to College Eight members. Enrollment limited to 50. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.) R. Lipschutz, S. Watrous

CLEI 56. Media Internships for Sustainability (2 credits - F/W/S). 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. May be repeated for credit. S. Watrous

CLEI 61. Education for Sustainable Living Program (2 credits - S). 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. The Staff

CLEI 80A. Introduction to University Discourse: Environment and Society (F). Explores rhetorical principles and conventions of university discourse, providing intensive practice in analytical writing, critial reading, and speaking. Introduces students to environmental history, ethics, and policy options, and teaches them to analyze and interpret key literary texts. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 80B. Concurrent enrollment in CLEI 81A is required. Enrollment restricted to first-year college members who have not satisfied the C1 requirement. (General Education Codes(s): TA, T3-Social Sciences, C1.) The Staff

CLEI 80B. Rhetoric and Inquiry: Environment and Society (F). Explores the intersections of investigation, interpretation, and persuasion and hones strategies for writing and research. Introduces students to environmental history, ethics, and policy options, and teaches them to analyze and interpret key literary texts. Students cannot receive credit for this course and CLEI 80A. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the C1 requirement; concurrent enrollment in CLEI 81A is required. Enrollment restricted to first-year college members. (General Education Code(s): TA, T3-Social Sciences, C2) The Staff

CLEI 80C. Introduction to University Discourse: Writing for Environment and Society I (F). This 2 quarter seminar explores rhetorical principles and conventions of university discourse, providing intensive practice in analytical writing, critical reading, and speaking. Introduces students to environmental history, ethics, and policy options, and teaches them to analyze and interpret key literary texts. Students cannot receive credit for this course and CLEI 80A or 80B. Enrollment restricted to first-year college members who have been assigned to a CLEI 80C seminar, and have not satisfied the entry level writing requirement. Concurrent enrollment CLEI 81A is required. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Codes: TA.) The Staff

CLEI 80D. Introduction to University Discourse: Writing for Environment and Society II (W). Second of a 2-quarter seminar explores rhetorical principles and conventions of university discourse, providing intensive practice in analytical writing, critical reading, and speaking. Introduces students to environmental history, ethics, and policy opitons, and teaches them to analyze and interpret key literary texts. Prerequisite CLEI 80C. Enrollment restricted to first-year college members who have not satisfied the C1 requirement. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code: C1.) R. Lipschutz

CLEI 81A. The Environment and Us (3 credits- F). Takes students through a wide range of approaches to environmental citizenship and provides coceptual and practical tools to explore alternatives. Students also participate in a hands-on sustainability project designed to connect academic learning with practical applications. Concurrent enrollment in course 80A or 80B or 80C is required. Enrollment restricted to first year college members. R. Lipschutz

CLEI 81B. Fundamentals of Environmental Science (W). Addresses major issues in physical and biological environmental sciences and provides tools to critically evaluate, debate, and make informed choices regarding one's own impact on the environment. Topics include: climate change, water resources, air pollution, evolution, ecology (from populations to ecosystems), and conservation. Quantitative problem solving is an integrall part of this course. (Also offered as Earth Sciences 81B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): courses 80A or 80B. Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore College Eight students. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.) L. Fox, P. Chuang

CLEI 81C. Designing a Sustainable Future (S). 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. (Formerly Technological Innovation and Environmental Challenges.) Prerequisite(s): courses 80A or 80B. Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore College Eight students. (General Education Code(s): SI) K. Pedrotti, J. Vesecky 

CLEI 82. Environment and Society in Film (S). 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. Enrollment limited to 25. N. Schaefer

CLEI 90. College Eight Garden Internship (F/W/S). One-credit internship in the College Eight Garden. Offers students of College Eight an opportunity to become involved in an experiential learning project focusing on application of concepts of sustainable agriculture. Enrollment restricted to members of College Eight. Enrollment limited to 10. The Staff

CLEI 93. Field Study (F/W/S). The Staff

CLEI 99. Tutorial (F/W/S). May be repeated for credit. The Staff

CLEI 99F. Tutorial (2 credits - F/W/S). Individual study for lower-division students directed by a faculty member affiliated with College Eight. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit. The Staff

CLEI 128. Advanced Peer Leadership Practicum (3 credits). 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. Enrollment limited to 25. May be repeated for credit. The Staff

CLEI 150A.  Sustainability Praxis in the Built Environment (2 credits - F). Introduction to the concepts, methods and practices of research on sustainable energy, water and food production and consumption. Resources surveying and assessment; building energy auditing; renewable energy systems; water supply, demand, and distribution. Intensive agroecology is conducted at campus sites. Enrollment limited to 25. K. Monsen, K. Bell, R. Lipschutz

CLEI 150B. Tools of the Trade (2 credits - W).  Basic STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) concepts, statistical tools and analytical methods for engaging in advanced sustainability studies, drawn from physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, engineering, electronics, sociology, economics and public policy. Prerequisite(s): course 150A. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 25. K. Bell, R. Lipschutz

CLEI 150C. Green Enterprise & Social Entrepreneurship (2 credits - S).  Teaches students how to become green entrepreneurs, develop green enterprises, and incubate green projects, especially in connection with students' research and interests. Students develop business plans; solicit participation from mentors; and prepare and submit funding proposals. Prerequisite(s): courses 150A and 150B. K. Bell, R. Lipschutz

CLEI 155. College Eight Sustainability Internship (2 credits - W/S). 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 college provost and project supervisor, and determine the content of their internship with the provost and supervisor. Enrollment restricted to College Eight members or by permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.) R. Lipschutz, S. Watrous

CLEI 160. Developing Leadership to Facilitate Environmental Education (W).  Prepares students to facilitate an action research team for "Sustainable Living" (courses 61/161) during spring quarter. Workshops and training selected to build the skills and preparation to become successful facilitators. Topics include: facilitation skills; syllabus planning and curriculum building; experiential learning techniques; leadership skills; and non-violent communication training. Enrollment by interview only. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 30. The Staff

CLEI 161. Education for Sustainable Living Program (S). Analyzes sustainability and its application in daily life and on campus, involving collaboration between students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community. Guest lectureres, discussion, and optional UC-wide retreat, and essays allow engagement with aspects of ecological and social sustainability. Enrollment limited to 25. The Staff

CLEI 162. Sustainability Internship Practicum (W/S). 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. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Codes(s): PR-S) The Staff

CLEI 193. Field Study (F/W/S). The Staff

CLEI 193F. Field Study (2 credits - F/W/S). Provides for individual programs of study sponsored by the college and performed off  campus. Must be sponsored by College Eight faculty. Approval of student's adviser and the academic preceptor is needed to enroll. May be repeated three times for credit. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. The Staff

CLEI 195. Senior Thesis (F/W/S). May be repeated for credit. The Staff

CLEI 198. Independent Field Study (F/W/S). The Staff

CLEI 199. Tutorial (F/W/S). May be repeated for credit. The Staff

CLEI 199F. Tutorial (2 credits - F/W/S). Individual study for upper-division students directed by a faculty member affiliated with College Eight. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit. The Staff

Additional courses: It is also possible to undertake internships, independent studies and thesis tutorials through College Eight.  Please see the Provost for details.

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