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Departmental Courses

Certain courses offered by many of the academic departments on campus that have an experiential, community-based, or service-learning component to the curriculum may be used for the Practicum requirement. Students may take any of the classes 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.

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Winter 2022 Features

  • CAT 124: Introduction to Practical Public Health.

  • GLBH 111: Clinic on the Border: Health Frontiers in Tijuana.

  • LATI 122B: Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Practicum.

  • PHYS 124: Laboratory Projects.

  • USP 142A: Urban Challenges: Homelessness in San Diego
  • TMC 120: Partnership Schools Program.


  • BioClock Studio, BIMM 116B: 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 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 120: 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.


If you plan to take a class that is not currently included on the departmental course list, but meets the eligibility criteria for a Practicum project, you can submit a Practicum proposal requesting to receive Practicum credit for it. Please be aware that you must complete your proposal by the submission deadline of the quarter before you take the class you are proposing, and that you should have an alternate plan for fulfilling your Practicum requirement in place, in case your Practicum proposal is not approved.


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