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PROGRAM Courses Requirements Satisfied
Traditional Field Study

To fulfill the field study requirement, students complete 100 hours of required field work with an approved community partner while concurrently engaged in a small group seminar facilitated by ladder-rank faculty.  Optionally, students may complete up to 600 hours (24 units) to fulfill elective credits. 

 

SocEcol 195, Field Study, 2-8 units, P/NP only

4 units SocEcol 195 fulfills the school field study requirement.

8 units SocEcol 195 fulfills the school field study requirement and the additional upper division -or- field study requirement (applies to Crm/Law, Urban Studies, and Social Ecology majors only)

Advanced Field Study

AFS offers a small number of undergraduate students in the School of Social Ecology an in-depth, three-quarter field study experience focused on civic and community engagement.

Students will work together with a local community, government, or business organization to prepare a professional research client report which helps the organization better understand the social or community problems it hopes to address, helps inform the organization’s strategic goals, and/or helps enhance the organization’s operations or services.

SocEcol 195AB, 4 units, P/NP only
SocEcol 195CW, 4 units, graded or P/NP

SocEcol 195A fulfills the school filed study requirement.

SocEcol 195B  fulfills the school field study requirement and the additional upper division -or- field study requirement (applies to Crm/Law, Urban Studies, and Social Ecology majors only)

SocEcol 195CW (graded) can be petitioned to fulfill an upper division elective required for the major. Fulfills general education Upper Division Writing requirement with a C or better grade.

Global Service Scholars

The Blum/Living Peace Global Service Scholars program is a collaboration between the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation and the Living Peace Foundation. This one-year program offers students a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world by learning to approach issues with empathy and compassion. Through classroom work and a summer field study abroad undergraduate students tackle poverty issues and bring their ingenuity to those in need.  Students interested in this program should watch for additional announcements and plan to enroll in The Science and Practice of Compassion (PSB course) in Winter 2018 and a related seminar in Spring to prepare for the summer trip.

4 units - PsyBeh TBD - The Science and Practice of Compassion

4 units - SocEcol TBD Global Service Scholars Seminar

4 units - SocEcol 195 - Traditional Field Study

Summer international trip

OPTIONAL:  PP&D 115 Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century

 

 

4 units PsyBeh TBD - Science and Compassion fulfills an upper division elective for PsyBeh majors. For all other majors in SocEcol may fulfill the SocEcol school requirement for an additional upper division elective.

4 units SocEcol 195 fulfills the school field study requirement.

PP&D 115 - Global Poverty fulfills an upper division elective for Urban Studies majors.  For Crm/Law and SocEcol majors may fulfill the SocEcol school requirements for an additional upper division elective.

Global Services Scholars Seminar is an elective course.

UCDC Academic Internship Program    

The primary mission of the Capital Internship Programs is to foster undergraduate education by providing students off-campus learning and developmental experiences utilizing the valuable resources and unique educational environment of Washington, DC.

Participants earn UCI credit, maintain their financial aid eligibility, and may receive a UCDC scholarship. Internships are available in a wide variety of fields. Students live in the University of California Washington Center building together with students from all UC campuses participating on the program, which provides an intellectual and social community throughout the quarter.

Choose from:

Petition Option (recommended):

UCDC 180 - General Research
and either
UCDC 170 8 units

or

UCDC 170 4 units AND either a UCDC Elective (UCDC 190) or 4 units of Independent Research

Submit a Course Waiver Petition

Enrollment Option:

UCDC 180 either Washington Focus, Congress, or International Policy

and either

SocEcol 195 (8 units/320 hours) or SocEcol 195 (4 units/200 hours)

AND either

a UCDC Elective (UCDC 190) or 4 units of Independent Research

Submit a Course Enrollment Form

Petition Option (recommended):  May petition for courses and field work to waive the SocEcol 195, Field Study requirements.  4 units may be petitioned by submitting a course waiver petition PRIOR to the program.  Those students wish to petition for 8 units must re-petition upon program completion and submit verification of their field work and course work.  Field work and course work must meet minimum standards for field study.   Students DO NOT enroll in SocEcol 195 during the quarter they are in Washington D.C.  Student pursuing this option MUST take UCDC - General Research Seminar.

Enrollment Option:  Students interested in enrolling in a seminar other than UCDC 180 General Research Seminar may do so.  For the field work portion, students must follow all procedures and deadlines for enrolling in SocEcol 195, Field Study.    Acceptance to the UCDC program, but not the specific internship, is acceptable.  Student must fill out a course enrollment form by the deadline for the quarter in which they are going participate in the UCDC program.  They will be asked to update their form once they have their actual placement in DC.  Students enroll in SocEcol 195 and work remotely with their faculty sponsor through email, EEE, Google groups, Skype and similar means to complete their academic requirements.  UCDC Academic Internship Program is Site #763, UCDC Summer - Non Academic Program is Site #764.

Summer UCDC

The UCDC Summer Internship Program strives to promote a sense of civic responsibility in students by encouraging them to take an active part in public service.  While in D.C., student interns become directly involved in each organization’s goals and objectives, and may perform such tasks as project research, responding to constituent concerns, attend hearings, direct investigations, and program development. Interns live in the UC Washington Center in the heart of D.C. and have direct access to the country’s best form of public transportation. There are numerous internship opportunities in various industries such as non-profit public service organizations, governmental agencies, communications and entertainment.

SocEcol 195 - 4 (200 hours)  or 8 (320 hours) units, P/NP only.

Must enroll in SocEcol 195 through summer session. 

Acceptance to the UCDC program, but not the specific internship, is acceptable.  Student must fill out a course enrollment form by the deadline for the quarter in which they are going participate in the UCDC program.  They will be asked to update their form once they have their actual placement in DC.  Students enroll in SocEcol 195 and work remotely with their faculty sponsor through email, EEE, Google groups, Skype and similar means to complete their academic requirements.

 

UC Center Sacramento

UC Center Sacramento is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. Operated by UC Davis, UCCS offers distinctive academic programs in public policy and journalism to students from throughout the university’s 10-campus system. These two programs provide students with an opportunity to study through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol.

Enroll in courses offered by UC Davis

Submit course waiver petition

May petition for courses and field work to waive the SocEcol 195, Field Study requirements.  4 units may be petition PRIOR to the program.  Those students wish to petition for 8 units must re-petition upon program completion and submit verification of their field work and course work.  Field work and course work must meet minimum standards for field study.   Students DO NOT enroll at UCI during the quarter they are in Sacramento.
Summer Sacramento Internship Program

The Sacramento Internship Program at the University of California, Irvine is a program that gives outstanding UCI students an opportunity to intern in the California state capital. The Program provides career-related internship opportunities in public service, nonprofits, special interest groups, and various other organizations and institutions.

SocEcol 195 - 4 (200 hours) or 8 (320 hours)  units, P/NP only.

Must enroll in SocEcol 195 through summer session. 

Acceptance to the Sacramento program, but not the specific internship, is acceptable.  Student must fill out a course enrollment form by the deadline for the quarter in which they are going participate in the Sacramento program.  They will be asked to update their form once they have their actual placement in Sacramento.  Students enroll in SocEcol 195 and work remotely with their faculty sponsor through email, EEE, Google groups, Skype and similar means to complete their academic requirements.

JumpStart - Team Leader

Team leaders lead JumpStart Corps members as part of an experiential course integrated with lecture material in the field of child development and education. Students are expected to attend lectures, complete assignments, and commit eight hours per week as mentors of disadvantaged preschool children.

Psych 141 PQ&R - or - Educ 141GH&I
PLUS
General Petition

By agreement with Professor Mann, students completing 1 full academic year as a JumpStart Team leader may petition to waive 4 units field study.  In their final quarter, students MUST submit a general petition.