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University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, USA

Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.

The campus was welcomed into the Association of American Universities in 2019 while also being ranked No. 2 for social mobility, honors that together underscore the impact and quality of the campus’s research and graduate and undergraduate education.

A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz offers rigorous academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities that teach students how to think, not what to think.

A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are central to UCSC’s core values.

From 652 students in 1965, the campus has grown to its current enrollment of more than 18,000 students. Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in 59 different majors supervised by divisional deans of arts, engineering, humanities, physical & biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward graduate certificates, master’s degrees, or doctoral degrees in more than 40 academic programs under the supervision of the divisional and graduate deans.

Website: https://global.ucsc.edu/

VSE Season 2, 2022-23: Courses offered by University of California, Santa Cruz


Important - Read Before Applying

Before applying, please make sure you understand the following enrolment restrictions set by the course offering university:

Each student can enroll in ONE academic course offered by UCSC at VSE Season 2, 2022-23 only. VSE students applying for two courses should indicate their choices of preference (1st/ 2nd choice) by emailing [email protected] immediately after submitting the applications through the VSE application system.



Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Dec 2, 2022 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




Academic Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's academic requirements listed below:

- Minimum GPA of 2.5 (on 4-point scale), or equivalent.
- In good academic standing, with endorsement from the home university to participate in APRU VSE.
- Each student can enroll in only ONE course offered at UCSC per VSE season.
- Please see course descriptions for any applicable course-specific requirements and restrictions.

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at University of California, Santa Cruz.




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

All applicants who attend a school in a country where English is not the native language or whose language of instruction at their home institution is not English must adequately demonstrate English competency.

Applicants may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from one of the following tests:

-IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall band score of 6.5 or higher*, includes IELTS Indicator Exam (through fall 2022) -TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Internet-based test (iBT) or iBT Home Edition: Minimum score of 80 or better. Paper-delivered test: Minimum score of 60 or better
-SAT (March 2016 or later) Writing & Language Test: 31 or higher
-SAT (prior to March 2016) Writing Exam: 560 or higher
-ACT combined English-Writing or English Language Arts portion: 24 or higher
-AP English Language and Composition, or English Literature and Composition: 3, 4, or 5
-IB Standard Level examination in English: Literature, or Language and Literature: 6 or 7
-IB Higher Level examination in English: Literature, or Language and Literature: 5, 6, or 7
-Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 115 (through Fall 2022)

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at University of California, Santa Cruz.



Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

Click on the course titles to reveal full course details:

Number of Credits5
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Course TeacherProf. Peter Weiss
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJan 9, 2023
Last Day of ClassMar 17, 2023
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC−08
Course Description

Broadly explores how components of the water cycle (precipitation, evapotranspiration, streamflow, groundwater) influence the structure of different environments as well as the communities, cultures, and people within these environments.

Course Outline

Here is a syllabus from a recent offering of this course; the course offered in winter 2023 will be similar.

 
Course Prerequisites/Restrictions

N/A

Points to Note for Students

This is an asynchronous online course. Note that Santa Cruz will shift to Daylight Savings Time on March 12, 2023 (to UTC -7).

Fees to be Borne by Students

Students are responsible for any costs associated with acquiring any required course materials. See the Class Search entry for this course for links to view any required Textbooks and/or Course Readers.

Number of Credits5
Offering DepartmentHistory
Course TeacherMinghui Hu
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJan 9, 2023
Last Day of ClassMar 17, 2023
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC−08
Course Description

Surveys the history of East Asia from 1500 to 1894. Covers political, social, economic, and cultural histories of China, Japan, and Korea with the goal of perceiving a regional history that encompassed each society.

Course Outline

Syllabus for Winter 2023.

This course employs "Social Annotation" in course activities. Read about this here

Course Prerequisites/Restrictions

N/A

Points to Note for Students

This is an asynchronous online course. Note that Santa Cruz will shift to Daylight Savings Time on March 12, 2023 (to UTC -7).

Fees to be Borne by Students

Students are responsible for any costs associated with acquiring any required course materials. See the Class Search entry for this course for links to view any required Textbooks and/or Course Readers.

Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentBaskin School of Engineering, Technology and Information Management Program
Course TeacherProf. Subhas Desa
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJan 9, 2023
Last Day of ClassMar 17, 2023
Course ComponentSeminar
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1520-1655
Time ZoneUTC−08
Course Description

Uses weekly talks by leading industry practitioners and university researchers to provide in-depth exposure to the management of technology. Topics covered include product development, operations, strategy, finance, and marketing for technologies such as software and information systems.

Course Outline

Here is a syllabus from a recent offering of this course; the course offered in winter 2023 will be similar.

Course Prerequisites/Restrictions

N/A

Points to Note for Students

This is a synchronous course, offered via remote instruction. Please review the class schedule to ensure that you will be able to regularly attend the course in your local time zone. Note that Santa Cruz will also shift to Daylight Savings Time on March 12, 2023 (to UTC -7).

Fees to be Borne by Students

Students are responsible for any costs associated with acquiring any required course materials. See the Class Search entry for this course for links to view any required Textbooks and/or Course Readers.



Before Making an Application

Make sure you have thoroughly read the information on this page and the Academics page before making an application. If you have a question, email us at [email protected] or contact the VSE Coordinators at your home university or course offering university,