2-Unit and Special Courses, 2013-14

Stevenson College is able to offer 2-unit and special courses through the generous support of donors.

Spring Quarter

STEV 10: Skills for College and Beyond (2 credits)

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.

Instructor: Caren Camblin



STEV 18: Eighteenth Century Kabalistic Thought and Literature (2 credits)

Emphasis on analyzing (translations of) original text to explore critical areas of kabalistic thought, including tzimtzum, the sefriot, theodicy, and hermeneutics. Enrollment restricted to college members and by permission of instructor. Course syllabus here.

Instructor: Rabbi Shlomie Chein



STEV 26: Navigating the Research University (2 credits)

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. Enrollment restricted to first-year students.

Instructor: Emily Murai


STEV 38: Norman O. Brown (2 credits)*

Continued study of themes of Stevenson Core through the writings of Norman O. Brown. A former UCSC professor, Brown was a classicist and a reader of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. Through Brown students deepen their understanding of Core ideas. Enrollment restricted to first-year and sophomore college members. Other students may enroll by permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Stephen Carter



STEV 50A/B: Alumni Career Education (2 credits)

Stevenson Careers in Law (2 units) and Stevenson Careers in Science and Technology (2 units); Stevenson is offering two new 2-unit online courses that will connect you with alumni who can provide practical career advice. You’ll get the chance to meet alumni who will share their experiences in selecting and training for different careers, as well as get tips about preparing for internships, graduate school and future jobs. You'll also learn or sharpen new skills in networking, preparing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.

Instructor: Robert Trumbull

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Fall Quarter

STEV 10: Skills for College and Beyond (2 credits)

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.

Instructor: Caren Camblin


STEV 24: Developing a Higher CQ (Cultural Intelligence) (2 credits)

We begin by examining the three basic facets involved in developing one's cultural intelligence (CQ): cognitive, motivational, and behavioral. Course topics include complexities of intercultural communication, importance of cultural self-identity and filters, power and privilege, and their impact on one's perceptions. Contact Donnae Smith for a course code to register.

Instructor: Donnae Smith


STEV 80H: Rainbow Theater: An Introduction to Multicultural Theater (5 credits)

Introduction to Asian American, Chicano/Latino, and African American plays through readings 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. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): T4-Humanities and Arts, E.)

Instructor: Don Williams 


PHIL 143: Applied Ethics: Ethics Bowl (5 credits)

Intensive application of ethics through debate as preparation to participate in the California Regional Ethics Bowl. Covers major modern ethical theories and areas of applied ethical theory relevant to the 15 cases created annually by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Students develop oral advocacy skills and have the opportunity to compete for a position on the UCSC Ethics Bowl team. Two teams of five are sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Stevenson College.  Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Instructor: Kyle Robertson

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Winter Quarter

STEV 24B: Developing Facillitation Skills for Cultural Intelligence (2 credits)

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 by instructor consent, must have taken STEV 24 to receive permission code. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Enrollment limited to 20.

Instructor: Donnae Smith


STEV 26: Navigating the Research University (2 credits)

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. Enrollment restricted to first-year students.

Instructor: Emily Murai


STEV 36: Women in the Bible (2 credits)

Explores and analyzes many of the biblical narratives pertaining to female characters in the Hebrew Bible. Students are required to read the original texts, pose questions, suggest answers, and explore possible meanings of the narrative. Enrollment limited to 15.

Find the class syllabus here.

Instructor: Rabbi Shlomie

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*Course availability is pending