Civic Engagement Lower-Division Courses

10. Introduction to Engaged Scholarship. (2) Seminar, two hours. Limited to students participating in preapproved UCLA civic engagement programs. Introduction to history, research, and philosophy of general University/community partnerships, as well as specific opportunities for active engagement by undergraduate students at UCLA. Offered in summer only. P/NP grading.

18. Bruin Leaders: Model for Social Change. (1) Lecture, two hours; fieldwork, one hour. Introduction to leadership development and civic engagement through community service. Based on nonhierarchical mode of leadership developed by UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Topics include diversity issues, organizational skills and team-building development, and personal growth and community service goals. Participation in first-week orientation session required. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics to be offered in specific term. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

50SL. Engaging Los Angeles. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Service learning course with focus on diverse communities of Los Angeles. Analysis of general shared history of Los Angeles. Comparing or contrasting of experiences of several different racial/ethnic groups. Engagement in meaningful work off campus to reflect on assets, injustices, and inequities that have shaped experiences of native or immigrant communities. Analysis of Los Angeles in which residents coexist and interact while managing tensions and social justice issues inherent in minority/majority city. Letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

95A-95B. Introduction to Community-Based Internships. (2-4) Tutorial, one hour; fieldwork, four hours (course 95A) and 10 hours (course 95B). Course 95A is not requisite to 95B. Introduction to community-based work for students in specialized UCLA scholarship programs. Platform for preplanned, organized, structured, and supervised off-campus experiences with academic context. Acceptable placements include corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations that meet criteria for undergraduate internships as established by Center for Community Learning. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

95CE. Introduction to Community-Based Internships. (2) Tutorial, one hour; fieldwork, four hours. Introduction to community-based work for third-term freshman/sophomore students who have not completed 90 units. Platform for preplanned, organized, structured, and supervised off-campus experiences with academic context. Acceptable placements include corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations that meet criteria for undergraduate internships as established by Center for Community Learning. May be repeated once for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.