Additional Course Offerings

Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I (4 Credits)

Beginning level Modern Standard Arabic language for students with no previous background. Introduction to the alphabet, basic spoken communication, grammar, and culture of Arabic-speaking societies.

ARAB 102 Beginning Arabic II (4 Credits)

Beginning level Modern Standard Arabic language for students with no previous background. Introduction to the alphabet, basic spoken communication, grammar, and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. Continues ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I.
Prerequisite: ARAB 101, placement exam or by permission.

ARAB 201 Second Year Arabic (4 Credits)

Review of grammar, with emphasis on conversation and Modern Standard Fos’ha speaking societies. Expansion of vocabulary and introduction of complex grammatical structures. Further development of oral, listening, reading and written skills in Modern Standard Arabic language.
Prerequisite: ARAB 102, placement exam or by permission.

ARAB 202 Second Year Arabic (4 Credits)

Review of grammar, with emphasis on conversation and Modern Standard Fos’ha speaking societies. Expansion of vocabulary and introduction of complex grammatical structures. Further development of oral, listening, reading and written skills in Modern Standard Arabic language.
Prerequisite: ARAB 102, placement exam or by permission.

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 101 First-Year American Sign Language (4 Credits)

Culture and language of the deaf in America. Focus on cultural values and linguistic features of American Sign Language (ASL), with exposure to other signed languages. Students learn basic conversational skills, including vocabulary and grammar forms, within the context of deaf culture. Comparative linguistics of ASL and English are covered.

ASL 102 First-Year American Sign Language (4 Credits)

This course continues building linguistic and cultural knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. Learning advanced elements of the language including grammar and conversational strategies will enable students to carry on casual conversations with classmates and members of the Deaf Community using expressive and receptive skills of ASL.
Prerequisite: ASL 101 or by permission.

ASL 201 Second-Year American Sign Language (4 Credits)

This course in American Sign Language (ASL) is designed to enhance comprehension, grammar, syntax, and fingerspelling to ensure students can participate in various complex conversations including the exchange of personal information, describing places and objects, discussing abstract ideas, and discussing events in the past, present, and future tense.
Prerequisite: ASL 101 and 102 or instructor permission.
Offered as needed.

Community Service Activity

Community Service Activity 
All students are required to successfully complete an approved community engagement (see the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog for more information.) All Community Service Activities Courses (CSAC) meet this requirement.

The following CSAC course descriptions outline the general focus of each course. Students should visit the Community Service Learning (CSL) office in Hunsaker Center, second floor, to investigate all service possibilities including summer options. Students may also view the CSL website @ https://www.redlands.edu/student-affairs/community-service-learning/.

Course Descriptions (CSAC)

CSAC 300A Community Service Activity (3 Credits)

A 3-credit, 80-hour service activity with individual placement contracts where students independently select and contract their own narrative curriculum to serve a non-profit agency. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, time sheet, final paper and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 300B Community Service Activity (0-3 Credits)

Designed for service-oriented internships, previous service (including U of R courses not cross-listed), or public service outside the University. Formal documentation of hours and a final reflective paper are required. Zero credit options are offered to avoid overloading and to recognize past and/or paid service.

CSAC 301A Service Learning: Tie-in Initiative (1-2 Credits)

In negotiation with CSL, students may earn 1 or 2 credits beyond the departmental course credits by tying service into the course experience (1 credit equals 30 hours of service and reflection; 2 credits doubles those number). Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection. 
Prerequisite: Individual meeting with a CSL administrator prior to contract development and approval.

CSAC 302B America Reads (0 Credits)

Work-study students placed as America Reads tutors in local schools and after-school programs may enroll in this section to fulfill their graduation requirement. Students work in K through 5th grades and focus on developing and improving literacy skills.

CSAC 303A Gardeners in Residence (3 Credits)

Gardeners in Residence (GIRs) perform general tasks such as planting, pruning, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, and basic garden upkeep while planning and creating new garden areas and projects needed in the sustainable University of Redlands Farm and elsewhere. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, time sheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 303B Gardeners in Residence (0 Credits)

Gardeners in Residence (GIRs) perform general tasks such as planting, pruning, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, and basic garden upkeep while planning and creating new garden areas and projects needed in the sustainable University of Redlands Farm and elsewhere. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 304A Big Buddies Mentoring (3 Credits)

An on-campus, child-centered mentoring program that provides positive college role models for elementary and middle school students. The program meets one night weekly and is a year-long commitment with an application process to become a mentor. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group reflection. 
Prerequisite: must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meet with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 304B Big Buddies Mentoring (0 Credits)

An on-campus, child-centered mentoring program that provides positive college role models for elementary and middle school students. The program meets one night weekly and is a year-long commitment with an application process to become a mentor. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group reflection. 
Prerequisite: must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meet with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 305A Totally Kids Outreach (3 Credits)

TKO provides service to Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Students serve medically fragile children who are residents at the hospital, helping facilitate recreation and sensory activities. This is a semester commitment with an orientation process. Reflection components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection. 
Prerequisite: Requires an individual meeting with a CSL administrator for contract development and approval.

CSAC 305B Totally Kids Outreach (0 Credits)

TKO provides service to Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Students serve medically fragile children who are residents at the hospital, helping facilitate recreation and sensory activities. This is a semester commitment with an orientation process. Reflection components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection. 
Prerequisite: Requires an individual meeting with a CSL administrator for contract development and approval.

CSAC 306A APO Service (3 Credits)

Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a national service organization. Local members must complete 40 hours of group projects and 40 hours of individual service at one agency for CASC requirement. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group evaluation. 
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the APO organization.

CSAC 306B APO Service (3 Credits)

Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a national service organization. Local members must complete 40 hours of group projects and 40 hours of individual service at one agency for CASC requirement. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group evaluation. 
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the APO organization.

CSAC 307B Non-Profit Work-Study (0 Credits)

The University of Redlands partners with nonprofit agencies and schools, allowing students to work as assistant case managers, volunteer coordinators, tutors, or program assistants for nonprofit agencies, schools, or hospitals where they may fulfill their CSAC requirement. 
Prerequisite: students must be eligible to receive a work-study award through the University of Redlands.

CSAC 310A CHAMPS Mentoring (3 Credits)

College High School Alliance Program and Service (CHAMPS) provides high school students role models, helping them achieve goals prior to and after graduation. CHAMPS meets one night weekly with a year-long commitment with an application process. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group reflection. 
Prerequisite: Must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meet with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 310B CHAMPS Mentoring (0 Credits)

College High School Alliance Program and Service (CHAMPS) provides high school students role models, helping them achieve goals prior to and after graduation. CHAMPS meets one night weekly with a year-long commitment with an application process. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group reflection. 
Prerequisite: Must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meet with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 313A University Humor Outreach Program (UHOP) (3 Credits)

University Humor Outreach Program (UHOP) uses the art of improv to build community within children’s groups. UHOP meets weekly throughout the year for practice and provides workshops at child-centered community sites. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper and group verbal reflection. 
Prerequisite: must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meet with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 313B University Humor Outreach Program (UHOP) (0 Credits)

University Humor Outreach Program (UHOP) uses the art of improv to build community within children’s groups. UHOP meets weekly throughout the year for practice and provides workshops at child-centered community sites. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper and group verbal reflection. 
Prerequisite: must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meet with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 314A Jasper’s Corner Tutoring (3 Credits)

Jasper’s Corner tutors provide K-12 students with free homework assistance and tutoring at on-and off-campus locations. Jasper’s Corner operates Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, time sheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 314B Jasper’s Corner Tutoring (0 Credits)

Jasper’s Corner tutors provide K-12 students with free homework assistance and tutoring at on-and off-campus locations. Jasper’s Corner operates Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, time sheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 315A ASUR Clubs and Organizations (3 Credits)

Members of an on-campus club or organization may fulfill CSAC with 40 hours completed with 10% of the organization participating at one agency. Additional 40 hours are completed independently with organizations of the student’s choice. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, time sheet, final paper and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 315B ASUR Clubs and Organizations (0 Credits)

Members of an on-campus club or organization may fulfill CSAC with 40 hours completed with 10% of the organization participating at one agency. Additional 40 hours are completed independently with organizations of the student’s choice. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, time sheet, final paper and group verbal reflection.

CSAC 316A Roots and Shoots (3 Credits)

A course that provides environmental programs for youth at local school buildings on the vision of Dr. Jane Goodall. The program meets weekly and requires a semester/yearlong commitment with a membership application. Student Directors provide transportation. Reflective components include journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group reflection. Prerequisite: must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meeting with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 316B Roots and Shoots (0 Credits)

A course that provides environmental programs for youth at local schools, building on the vision of Dr. Jane Goodall. The program meets weekly and requires a semester/yearlong commitment with a membership application. Student Directors provide transportation. Reflective components include hours verification and reflective paper. 
Prerequisite: must complete interview process and be accepted as a mentor as well as meeting with a CSL administrator for approval and permission prior to enrollment.

CSAC 360 Service Learning: Special Topics (3-4 Credits)

Faculty-taught courses integrating service with the curriculum. The standard class involves 40+ hours of class instruction and 30+ hours of service outreach. Faculty establish their own take-home assignments, but generally preservice preparation, time sheet, journal, final paper, and group verbal reflection are required. Various faculty—see Schedule of Classes.

CSAC 360A Into the Streets (3-4 Credits)

Students serve a variety of non-profit agencies which may include service at shelters, animal rescue sanctuaries, trail clean-ups, schools and food drives. The course schedule varies, depending on service needs. Groups may be participating evenings and weekends. Students must have a flexible schedule. Requires a meeting with a CSL administrator for approval.

CSAC 361A Ropes Course Leadership (3 Credits)

This course trains U of R students to facilitate trust and team building exercises through low ropes activities to groups visiting campus. Typically meets Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon with some evenings and weekends.

CSAC 363A Community and Urban Gardens (3 Credits)

Students will explore the benefits and challenges of farming and landscaping in city environments. Duties will include planting, weeding, harvesting, composting, irrigation systems, vermiculture, and watering. All requisite training will be provided on-site, either by the garden coordinator or student employees. Students will also participate in off-campus outreach events.

CSAC 364A Community Coaching Skills (3 Credits)

Community Coaching Skills provides students with the opportunity to practice coaching techniques with local youth in the community, work in a fun and dynamic group setting, and begin to develop and mold individual coaching styles. Course typically meets Monday through Friday in the afternoons.

CSAC 365B Spring Break Plunge (0 Credits)

This in-country travel course takes place during spring break. It is a seven-day service outreach trip, typically focused in serving in a disaster zone or areas with a critical need. Pre- and post-trip meetings are required. 
Prerequisite: Meeting with a CSL administrator for approval and travel course paperwork.

CSAC 366B Bulldogs Football in Service (0 Credits)

This course is for members of the football team who attend an intensive service outreach trip during May break. 
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the University of Redlands Bulldogs football team.

CSAC 380 Service Learning: Activity (3 Credits)

An 80-hour service activity with individual placement contracts, reflective components, journals, evaluations, timesheet, final paper, and group verbal reflection. Required group and individual meetings with the CSL administrator prior to contract development and approval.

CSAC 382 Service Learning: Initiative (1-2 Credits)

In negotiation with the CSL director, students may earn 1 or 2 credits (1 credit equates to 30 hours of service and additional reflection; 2 credits doubles those numbers) beyond the departmental course credits. Students must have an approved placement contract, a reflective component, journal, evaluations, time sheets, final paper, and verbal reflection. This option may be appropriate for travel courses and study abroad programs. (Approval from CSL director and Study Abroad if travel course.) 
Prerequisite: by permission.

CSAC 383 Service Learning: Outreach (0 Credits)

Designed for service-oriented work-study placements, previous service (including University of Redlands courses), or extensive service outside the University. Formal documentation of hours and a final reflective paper must accompany the CSL 383 Request. See CSL about registration requirements.

Library 

Course Description (LIB)

LIB 201 Information Studies for Social Justice (4 Credits)

In this class, we will explore various media, technologies used to access information, and information artifacts surrounding social justice movements. Through writing assignments and class discussions we will discover how information is produced to inform, (mis)inform, persuade, agitate, and ultimately, is leveraged to effect change.
Offered as needed.
Numeric grading only.

LIB 301 Advanced Library Research Skills: Peer Tutor Training (1 Credits)

Library Reference Assistants (LRA) will participate in ongoing training in library resources and will provide peer reference/research assistance in the Library, as well as selected campus locations outside the Library. Training offers the opportunity to develop advanced information and interpersonal skills, as well as an opportunity to shape and provide training in future LRA programs.

Speech

The Faculty
William Southworth

The College of Arts and Sciences offers service courses in public speaking. Speech courses have been designed for students pursuing careers in business (Business Speech) and for students who seek to develop their skills in public speaking and debate (Fundamentals of Speech and Contemporary Oral Argumentation). Most courses are offered without prerequisites and can be found on the list of recommended courses outside the major in many departments.

Course Descriptions (SPCH)

SPCH 110 Fundamentals of Speech (4 Credits)

Principles of public speaking and interpretation with classroom evaluation of speeches. Designed to enhance the student’s skills in persuasive or informative speaking.

SPCH 111 Contemporary Oral Argumentation (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of argumentation, controversy, and debate through theory and practice. Focuses on theories of argumentation and debate and providing students with multiple opportunities to refine their argumentative voices. Students will be expected to participate on a regular basis, be creative, and think and speak on their feet.

SPCH 115 Business Speech (4 Credits)

Theory relevant to a variety of business speech situations, including speeches to inform, entertain, and persuade. Instruction in the following business speech situations: interviews, sales, technical reports, and conference speaking.

SPCH 260 Topics in Speech (3 Credits)

Seminar includes a rhetorical analysis of contemporary social issues and movements. 
Prerequisite: by permission.

Student Services

Course Descriptions (SSRV)

SSRV 100 College Success Skills (1 Credits)

This course will provide an introduction to university life. Topics will include the challenges of balancing life and school, academic success strategies, dealing with financial aid, and diversity and inclusion. In addition, we will read and discuss some of the latest research on the experiences of first-year college students.

SSRV 101 Residence Life 101 (0-2 Credits)

This course focuses on the tenets of community building and communication for the incoming Community Assistant. Students will develop an understanding of community building, programming, communication skills and policies, and emergency protocol. Through active discussion, creative projects, and guest speakers, students will build an understanding of creating successful communities and supporting students.
CN only.
Prerequisite: by permission. 

SSRV 112 D.U.D.E.S.: Understanding and Supporting College Men’s Journey (1 Credits)

This course will explore Edwards’ Man Mask from a theoretical and practical lens. Historical and societal norms of masculinity will also be interrogated. Special topics such as healthy relationships, race sexual identity, drug/alcohol use, and gender roles will be discussed. A safe space to talk about issues will be provided. May be repeated, maximum 4 credits.
CN only

SSRV 113 D.U.D.E.S.: College Men Journey Put Into Action (2 Credits)

This course will create a space for students to discuss issues facing men in and beyond college, create programming around campus for awareness of issues related to Men and Masculinity and enhance leadership qualities through development of the curriculum for a DUDES retreat, discussions, workshops and recreational activities. May be repeated, maximum 4 credits. CN only.

SSRV 140 Campus Activism (1 Credits)

This class focuses on the practical aspects of “doing activism” on a university campus. In order to carry out this work, a thorough knowledge of activist movements, successes, and failures, is necessary. Each class will combine discussion of readings and projects that students are working on currently or planning to undertake in the near future.

SSRV 150 Real World 101: Life after College (3 Credits)

Designed to prepare students for life after college while challenging them to develop a solid post-graduate plan. This is accomplished through self-assessment, exploration of career possibilities, graduate school and job search planning, and preparation and development of a variety of real-world survival skills. 
Prerequisite: juniors only.

SSRV 154 College Success Strategies (2 Credits)

Provides an opportunity for students to adopt habits that promote academic success. Key elements include setting goals, enhancing study skills (time management, note-taking, memorization, etc.), and developing life skills. Students are expected to make an active commitment to self-assessment, experimentation with new techniques, and taking concrete action steps toward achievement.

SSRV 156 STEP Peer Mentoring (0-2 Credits)

Students Together Empowering Peers (STEP) will provide technical skills, introductions to campus resources, clubs, and experts that can help facilitate academic success and nurture a network of support to ease the transition to college. Through mentoring, STEP offers a comprehensive program that will enhance students' overall educational experience at the University.

SSRV 157 Global Ambassadors Mentor Preparation (0-2 Credits)

This course is designed for students who are interested in becoming Global Ambassadors for incoming international students. Students will investigate the theoretical construction of culture, design and present culturally-based programs, and learn to mentor international students as they transition to the United States and the University of Redlands.

SSRV 201 Community Leadership (0-2 Credits)

This course focuses on leadership in our residential communities. Students will develop an understanding of leadership, professionalism, community development, and management. The class will combine guided study activities and regular group meetings to build an understanding of their role in creating successful residence hall communities and developing student staff. Prerequisite: by permission.
CN only.

SSRV 256 STEP Peer Mentoring (0-2 Credits)

This class allows mentees to move into the role of mentors within the Students Together Empowering Peers (STEP) Program. Students will design and present educational programs, develop mentoring skills to effectively engage their mentees in weekly meetings and ensure a readiness to live successfully beyond graduation.
Prerequisite: SSRV 156.

SSRV 257 STEP Mentoring (0-2 Credits)

This course serves as an introduction to first generation student mentoring. Over the course of the semester, students will read and discuss theories related to mentoring under-served populations. Students will develop their own understanding of mentoring while simultaneously using this knowledge to develop curriculum for Summer Bridge and the following semester’s STEP program.

University Activity (UACT)

The University offers credit for such activities as work with the student newspaper or with productions in Glenn Wallichs Theatre. Students should check with the appropriate project sponsors for enrollment information.

UACT 125 Principles of Journalism (2 Credits)

This introduction to journalism provides an overview of the procession and its most essential skills: information gathering, interviewing, writing, and rewriting. Topics include the evolving systems of news, the myth of neutrality, and meaning of “fair and balanced,” and how journalism is distinct from other forms of new media.