SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Summer Session and UC Irvine Extension
Gary W. Matkin, Dean
of Continuing Education, Distance
Learning, and Summer Session
Several summer sessions are held on the Irvine campus. The summer 2013 schedule is: Session I, June 24-August 1; Session II, August 5-September 11; overlapping 10-week session, June 24-August 30. Summer Session offers over 800 courses and annually enrolls more than 11,000 students, most of whom are UCI matriculated students. Those who enroll in these sessions and take an academic program equivalent to a regular quarter may accelerate their progress toward a degree.
Courses offered include a wide variety from the regular session, supplemented by offerings available only during the summer, including online courses. Admission is open to all university students, high school graduates, qualified high school students who have completed their junior year, and community members. Admission to Summer Session does not constitute admission to a regular session of the University; therefore, official transcripts of educational records are not required.
In addition to the regular curriculum, Summer Session also coordinates summer Travel-Study programs, providing students with the opportunity to earn UCI units while traveling abroad and learning more about the world and themselves. Programs are available in the following locations: Argentina, Cambridge, Chile, Cyprus, Italy, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Tokyo.
Information is available from the Summer Session Office, UC Irvine Extension Building A; telephone (949) 824-0234. Course listings are available in mid-November and online enrollment opens December 1.
Freshman Summer Start Program
Incoming first-year students are invited to take part in the Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP). Students begin college during the summer, when the campus is more accessible and relaxed. They will be part of a small, highly motivated group of incoming students and have an opportunity to become familiar with the academic rigor and social scene of UCI under ideal conditions of maximum opportunity and support. The program includes special workshops and sessions on various aspects of campus life, as well as the lecture series, INSIDE UCI, which provides an introduction to research projects and faculty. For more information, including FSSP fees and schedules, visit http://www.summer.uci.edu/fssp or call (949) 824-0234.
Transfer Summer Start Program
Transfer students can begin their experience in the summer by taking part in the Transfer Summer Start Program (TSSP), an innovative, experiential opportunity which provides a small community of transfer students with a rich academic, social, and personal foundation. Special workshops and sessions which help students adjust to the academic rigor and social scene of the University include getting to know the faculty, career planning, leadership development, public speaking, and writing. The lecture series, INSIDE UCI, provides an introduction to research projects and faculty. For more information, including Transfer Summer Start fees and schedules, visit http://www.summer.uci.edu/transfer/ or call (949) 824-0234.
Visiting International Students
International students are welcomed to Summer Session, which is offered on an "open enrollment" basis. International students will need to demonstrate English proficiency with a TOEFL score of 213 computer-based, 550 paper-based, or 79 Internet-based (Summer Session also accepts the equivalent for the IELTS and TOEIC). Inexpensive on-campus housing is available to Summer Session students, and a full infrastructure dedicated to helping students succeed with their academic studies also is available. Summer Session also offers a full range of social activities so students can have fun as they broaden and deepen their study abroad experience, as well as their awareness and understanding of the Orange County area and American culture. For more information, visit http://www.summer.uci.edu or call (949) 824-4270.
High School Students
Highly qualified high school students can get an early start on college. Rising seniors in the upcoming fall quarter who have at least a "B" average in tenth- and eleventh-grade college preparatory courses can enroll in any lower-division course (numbered 1-99) which does not have a special prerequisite. The grades and units earned in a Summer Session course will be calculated in the UC grade point average if the student should later be formally admitted to the University. For further information, visit http://www.summer.uci.edu or call (949) 824-6494.
UC IRVINE EXTENSION
UC Irvine Extension serves the continuing education needs of the community by providing more than 3,500 credit and noncredit courses, certificate programs, specialized studies, seminars, workshops, and lecture programs annually to more than 14,000 students. For a class list and schedule, visit http://extension.uci.edu or call (949) 824-5414 for a free quarterly catalogue.
Individual courses promote career advancement and lifelong learning, while certificate programs offer the opportunity for a distinctive achievement in a wide range of fields. Certificate programs are a sequence of courses designed to develop in-depth expertise to improve career opportunities. Extension offers 55 certificate and specialized studies programs in fields as diverse as information technologies, engineering, management and leadership, sustainability, appraisal studies of fine and decorative arts, teacher education, medical product development, finance and investor relations, and paralegal. Classes are provided both online and on campus.
UC Irvine Extension's Corporate Training programs deliver tailored programs for the in-house training needs of businesses in Orange County, nationally and internationally. Specific programs are developed based on a free needs assessment conducted with individual businesses. For more information, visit http://extension.uci.edu/corporate or call (949) 824-1847.
The general public also has an opportunity to take regular UCI courses without formal admission to the University, through Extension's ACCESS UCI Program (also known as concurrent enrollment). Courses are available on a space-available basis with the approval of the course instructor and/or academic department. Call (949) 824-5414 for more information.
Several unique programs complement UC Irvine Extension. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers a wide variety of educational and cultural programs for the retired or semi-retired intellectually active adult, all for one annual membership fee. Institute members are also eligible for a 30 percent discount on most Extension courses on a space-available basis. For more information, call (949) 451-1403.
UC Irvine is a member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), and was the first university on the west coast to join the group, committed to making higher education content freely available. UCI joins a growing list of prestigious U.S. and international institutions including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Kyoto University of Japan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology at Tiruchirappali in India, Paris Tech Graduate School, The Open University of United Kingdom, Tufts University, University of Notre Dame, and Yale. UC Irvine's membership in the consortium is consistent with its public and land-grant missions and its desire to play a significant role in contributing to the social welfare of the state, the nation, and the world. UCI's participation in OCW showcases the University's top instructional efforts and makes course materials free for everyone in the world. Availability of the learning assets and course materials is significant for educators, students, and self-learners. For more information, visit http://ocw.uci.edu.
UC Irvine Extension's International Programs
UC Irvine Extension's International Programs prepare international students to pursue their educational objectives in U.S. colleges and universities, as well as provide opportunities for professional development. A full-time English program, offered four quarters per year, delivers courses in grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary development. Topics in these speaking-and listening-focused courses include conversation and discussion strategies, note-taking, pronunciation, and public speaking. Elective courses such as TOEFL test preparation, business English, and idioms also are available. English language and business English courses are also delivered full-time in four-week sessions as well as part-time in the evenings.
To prepare international students intending to apply for admission to UCI's undergraduate or graduate programs, International Programs offers an International Undergraduate Preparation Program and International Graduate Studies Preparation Program.
Professional certificate programs for international students and professionals are offered in an accelerated full-time format. The fast-paced educational format helps individuals become more effective in their English communication skills and increases their career potential in today's competitive global business environment.
More information can be found at http://extension.uci.edu/international or by contacting International Programs, UC Irvine Extension, P.O. Box 6050, Irvine, CA 92616-6050; telephone (949) 824-5991; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Academic English/ESL program is offered by the School of Humanities to students who are enrolled in degree programs at UCI. Refer to the section on Admission of International Students in this Catalogue for information.
Qualified UCI students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) or the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (Army ROTC). Additional information is available from the ROTC offices listed below, as well as from the UCI Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools and the UCI Division of Undergraduate Education.
AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (AFROTC)
Through arrangements with California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California (USC), students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) program. Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratories are conducted at various times during the week on the main campuses of CSUSB, LMU, UCLA, and USC.
AFROTC offers a variety of two-, three-, and four-year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of as little as four semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for freshman and sophomores, and three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend and a textbook allowance. No military commitment is incurred until entering the last two years of the program (Professional Officer Course) or accepting an AFROTC scholarship.
For more information, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at one of the following universities: CSUSB at (909) 537-5440, LMU at (310) 338-2770, UCLA at (310) 825-1742, or USC at (213) 740-2670.
The UCI Army ROTC program offices are located on the third floor of Natural Sciences I, room numbers 3122-3129; telephone (949) 824-8538, -7612, and -7581; Web site: http://www.rotc.uci.edu.
Army ROTC classes are taught at UCI. Physical training and field training are conducted at UCI and other local training areas. Two-, three-, and four-year Army ROTC programs are available to all qualified UCI students. Successful completion of the ROTC program leads to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Active, Reserve, or National Guard). Two-, three-, and four-year competitive scholarships that provide tuition (or room and board) and fee payments at UCI, payments for books, and stipends ranging from $350-500 per month are available. Qualified students currently serving in any Reserve or National Guard unit may transfer to the Army ROTC program to complete their commissioning requirements.
The following Army ROTC courses are offered at UCI. These courses provide workload credit only, not baccalaureate credit.
Courses in ROTC
(Schedule of Classes designation: ROTC)
10L Military Science-Basic Leadership Laboratory (0). Provides hands-on and practical military science material covered in the corresponding military science courses. One unit of workload credit only. Pass/Not Pass only. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
11 Military Science-Personal Development (0). Focuses on life skills such as physical fitness, nutrition, and time management while providing an introduction to military knowledge, customs, and skills. One unit of workload credit only.
12 Military Science-Leadership I (0). Focuses on the fundamentals of leadership, Army leadership values, ethics, and counseling techniques. One unit of workload credit only.
13 Military Science-Tactical Leadership I (0). Focuses on leadership at the tactical level and includes instruction in fundamental military skills such as map reading, land navigation, squad and platoon operations, and resource planning techniques. One unit of workload credit only.
21 Military Science-Team Leadership I (0). Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership requirements model. Two units of workload credit only.
22 Military Science-Team Leadership II (0). Explores team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership requirements model. Two units of workload credit only.
23 Military Science-Tactical Leadership II (0). Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the OE. Highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Two units of workload credit only.
100L Military Science-Advanced Leadership Laboratory (0). Provides hands-on and practical exercises for the military science material covered in the corresponding military science courses as well as leader training through practical application of the Leadership Development Program. One unit of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 131, 132, 133, 141, 142, 143, or 197. Pass/Not Pass only. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
131 Military Science-Leadership II (0). Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specified feedback on their leadership attributes and core leader competencies. Three units of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 100L. Prerequisites: ROTC 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, or consent of instructor.
132 Military Science-Team Leadership III (0). Provides cadets systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and core leader competencies. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. Three units of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 100L. Prerequisites: ROTC 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, or consent of instructor.
133 Military Science-Tactical Leadership III (0). Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members when "under fire" are explored, evaluated, and developed. Three units of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 100L. Prerequisites: ROTC 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, or consent of instructor.
141 Military Science-Leadership III (0). Transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored, and evaluated as a cadet to learning how to train, mentor, and evaluate cadets. Cadets begin to learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer. Three units of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 100L. Prerequisites: ROTC 131, 132, 133, or consent of instructor.
142 Military Science-Leadership IV (0). Requires students to continue to train, mentor, and evaluate underclass cadets. Cadets learn to safely conduct training by understanding and employing the Composite Risk Management Process and the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program. Three units of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 100L. Prerequisites: ROTC 131, 132, 133, 141, or consent of instructor.
143 Military Science-Officership (0). Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the OE. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Three units of workload credit only. Corequisite: ROTC 100L. Prerequisites: ROTC 131, 132, 133, 141, 142, or consent of instructor.
151 United States Military History-1607 to 1865 (0). Examines the creation of the American military establishment and traces its evolution in the context of the changing nature of warfare, the progression of military professionalism, and social, political, economic, and technological developments through the Civil War. Three units of workload credit only.
152 United States Military History-1865 to 1945 (0). Examines the evolution of the American military establishment and the progression of military professionalism in terms of social, political, economic, military, and technological developments from the end of the Civil War through World War II. Three units of workload credit only.
153 United States Military History-1945 to 2001 (0). Examines the evolution of the American military establishment and the progression of military professionalism in terms of social, political, economic, military, and technological developments from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. Three units of workload credit only.
197 Military Science Independent Studies (0). Provides intensive, individual study with scheduled meetings to be arranged between Cadre and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. Two to four units of workload credit only. May be taken for credit for a total of 12 units.