Cal Spirit and Traditions
About the Course:
You already know that you’ve come to the greatest university in the world, but how much do you really know about it? Cal’s world reputation for academic excellence may have been the reason that you decided to become a Golden Bear, but what Cal has to offer goes far beyond athletics. Through this course, we hope to introduce you to the history behind the university and the tradition of spirit throughout the years.
This is a two unit course that will last for 14 weeks, with 1.5 hours of lecture each week. Each lecture will cover a different aspect of the spirit of the University of California, and will feature a speaker with personal experience or expertise in the topic, including faculty, staff, alumni, and fellow students. Additionally, we will have some sort of group activity each week related to the topic at hand that students will be required to participate in. Students will be expected to attend lecture, write a brief term paper, take two midterms, and be prepared to engage in group discussions while in lecture.
A short, 3-5 page term paper will be due in class on the final day of lecture: Monday, April 25th. No late papers will be accepted. The paper can be on any topic of your choice related to Cal spirit; this is the opportunity for you to further explore and analyze something you’ve learned about in this course, or something you feel should have been learned in this course.
Because the majority of lectures will include a guest speaker, tardiness will not be tolerated out of respect for our guests. Berkeley Time is strictly enforced. Additionally, a student may not miss more than two lectures without prior notification via email to the instructors. If a student must miss more than two lectures, they must clear each absence with the instructors beforehand, and an additional page will be added to the final paper requirement for each excused absence.
How to Enroll:
To enroll first add the appropriate CCN on telebears (lower division = Spanish 98, upper division = Spanish 198). You must enter 2 units for the unit option, or else it will not let you add the class. Next, you must EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and enrollment status (enrolled/waitlist), in order to receive vital information about the first lecture! Failure to email us before Monday at 5pm may result in you missing important importance to confirm your enrollment!
There should be plenty of room for everyone who is interested, but if you do not attend the first lecture (or explain to us why you missed it) you risk being dropped from the class!
Course Contact: ucrc.traditions AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Charles Faulhaber
Time & Location:
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|Syllabus: syllabus.doc||Jan 18||33kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
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