2-Unit and Special Courses, 2015-16

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Fall 2015

STEV 24A: Cultural Intelligence: 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

Winter 2016

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

Spring 2016

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 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 28: Residential Life Leadership (2 credits)

Examines the role and facilitates the development of Stevenson College Residential Advisers. Class themes include an exploration of leadership, resource management, and the process of community building within the college. Course evaluation based on paper writing, participation, engagement with course materials, and a small group final project that requires students to create a year-long program model designed to address an issue facing the Stevenson community. Prerequisite(s): Must have been hired as a Stevenson residential adviser or alternate for the following academic year. Enrollment limited to 30. May be repeated for credit.

Instructors: Blake Redding, Stacey Faulk

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 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: Geoff Childers

STEV 90: The Nuclear Pacific

Examines the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the Pacific region from 1945 to 2013. Students do research on nuclear science, medicine, energy, and weapons testing and their social, political, demographic, and environmental impacts. Enrollment is restricted to first-year, Challenge Program participants from Stevenson College, Merrill College, Porter College, and Kresge College. Enrollment limited to 25. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement.

Instructor: Alice Yang

*Course availability is pending