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Departmental Courses

Certain courses offered by many of the academic departments on campus that have an experiential, service-learning, or community-based component to the curriculum may be used for the Practicum requirement. Students may take any of the courses on the departmental course list to satisfy the Practicum as long as they meet the necessary prerequisites. These classes can be overlapped with major and minor requirements, but not with other general education requirements for Sixth College. Students taking a departmental course do not need to submit a Practicum proposal as these classes are pre-approved for Practicum credit.

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  • BioClock Studio, BIMM 116: Courses in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Psychology brought to UCSD's Center for Circadian Biology through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • La Clase Mágica, COMM 102D: Working with children from underserved communities through the Communication department.
  • Partners at Learning, EDS: Mentoring or tutoring students of all ages through the Education Studies department.
  • Teams in Engineering Service, ENG 100D: Multidisciplinary humanitarian engineering and design projects for local and international not-for-profit organizations and their clients in conjunction with the Engineering department.
  • Global Health Program, GLBH 150 and GLBH 150B: Field experiences to enhance knowledge, skills, and sensitivity in the field of Global Health.
  • Mexican Migration Field Research and Training Program, SOCI 188/USP 188: Hands-on research about migration to and from Mexico in the field of Latin American Studies.
  • Partnership Schools Program, TMC 198: Tutoring and administrative educational internship opportunities at the Preuss School and Gompers Preparatory Academy, offered in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College and the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence.


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