April 29, 2003


The Faculty of Sixth College recommends that the Representative Assembly approve the proposed enactment of Regulation 630, governing the academic requirements of Sixth College. The goals of Sixth College's breadth requirements are to (1) to produce breadth of knowledge and connections across that breadth, (2) to encourage creative imagination, and (3) to accomplish these activities from an ethically informed perspective. The aim is to allow students to discover the richness of UCSD's academic life and to see relationships among the sciences, social sciences, engineering, arts and the humanities. Because Sixth College emphasizes cross-disciplinary ways of thinking, it is critical for students to appreciate the different modes of inquiry within academic disciplines. To make this connection clear, the breadth requirements are presented around themes of knowledge acquisition rather than as courses within specific academic areas.
The proposed regulation was approved by the Committee on Educational Policy and reviewed by the Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction, which found it to be consonant with the Code of the Academic Senate.
  Gabriele Wienhausen, Provost
Sixth College
630. Academic Requirements of Sixth College
  (A) Degrees:
  Sixth College will recommend candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, with designations of major.
  (B) General Education Requirements:
  (1) Culture, Art and Technology (CAT): A three-course sequence that includes two six-unit courses of intensive instruction in university writing.
  (2) Computing: One course in computing.
  (3) Modes of Inquiry: Seven courses, including two courses in social sciences, two courses in humanities, two courses in science, and one course in mathematics or logic.
  (4) Exploring Data: One course in probability or applied statistics.
  (5) Societal and Ethical Contexts: One course in ethnic or gender studies and one course in ethics.
  (6) Art Making: Two courses in music, theatre (including dance), and/or visual arts.
  (7) Practicum: An upper division practicum, a faculty guided experience in which the student is involved in original, creative work. A final report about the project is required.
  (C) Graduation Requirements
  (1) Satisfaction of the University of California requirements in American History and Institutions and in Subject A.
  (2) The general education requirements must be fulfilled.
  (3) A minimum of 180 units must be completed.
  (4) A minimum of 15 courses (60 units) must be upper-division courses.
  (5) Thirty-five (35) of the last forty-five (45) units must be completed as an enrolled Sixth College student.
  (6) A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 major grade point average.