Community Classroom: A Semester in City Heights
Community Classroom is a semester long, cross-cultural immersion program with flexible options. In the Full Immersion program students will live together in City Heights, San Diego while taking courses taught by PLNU Faculty within the community. Students may also commute taking one, two, or multiple courses. This is a cross-disciplinary program committed to work in partnership with the many non-profits in City Heights, along with several residents representing various ethnicities who will journey with us throughout the semester as our cultural guides. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship, practicum, or clinical within their major. All courses will have contextual elements focused on issues facing the city.
Courses Offered for Fall 2013
If you have taken any of these courses or have not had all the prerequisites, please do not assume you cannot participate. There may be some creative options to consider.
- CHU395 Christian Tradition - John Wright, Ph.D.
- PHI201 Introduction to Philosophy - Mark Wright, Ph.D.
- SOC 360 Race and Ethnicity - Kevin Modesto, Ph.D. and Becky Modesto, M.A.
- SPA101 Elementary Spanish - Paula Cronovich, Ph.D.
A few Quick Facts:
- Semester long cross-cultural immersion program
- Flexible Options:
- Full Immersion: Live in City Heights
- Commute: Take one, two or multiple courses
- Cross-cultural events are woven into the program throughout the semester
- Internships, clinicals, and practicum's with local organizations
- Integration of academics, faith, and experience
- Cross-disciplinary program for all majors
- All courses will engage the community through applied learning
- Intentional discussions will be facilitated about the semester's journey
- All financial aid and scholarships apply
FAQ's for Full Immersion Students
Students will register for classes through their advisor selecting the courses taught by the faculty participating in this program. There is also a short application online to gather basic information from program candidates.
This program is the same as if you are attending here on campus. All costs of the program will be covered through tuition and room and board, including cross-cultural events, housing, food, public transportation, field trips, etc.
Students will live in community in houses rented by PLNU. The basic furnishings like beds, etc. will be provided along with wireless internet and cable.
Yes! This program will not affect your financial aid.
You can take one, two or multiple courses.
This will depend on your major and how it will impact your course schedule. Consult with your advisor to see if this program will work for you.
For more information, contact Dana Hojsack at (619) 849-2678 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org