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Critical Community Engagement

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All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

Critical community engagement courses provide a foundation for ethical practices. The courses are characterized by ambitious reciprocal and respectful efforts inside the classroom and in daily endeavors to respond to historical and imminent challenges facing our communities locally and throughout the world. The CCE series provides an interdisciplinary approach to developing a close understanding of factors that have historically led to discrimination, structural and institutional racism, social exclusion, intentional and unintentional marginalization, and harm to diverse communities. The four-course sequence consists of an introduction to community-engaged work (CCE 1), two courses of intensive instruction in university-level writing (CCE 2 and 3), and one community project-based course (CCE 120).

These courses provide a mix of individual and group work and require students to draw upon the knowledge, skills, and expertise gained in other course work to address the challenges posed by structural racism.

The four critical community engagement courses (for first-year students: 1, 2, 3, and 120) must be taken for a letter grade and completed in sequence. Students must have satisfied the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement before enrolling in Critical Community Engagement 2. Transfer students, entering UC San Diego with upper-division standing and having completed a general-education curriculum elsewhere, are only required to take Critical Community Engagement 110 and 120.