Experiential Learning Requirement
Prior to Fall 2022, the experiential learning requirement was named the Practicum.
What Is the Experiential Learning Requirement?
Experiential learning is an approach to education that purposefully engages learners in direct, applied experiences and focuses on reflection and critical analysis in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values and career interests, and develop students' capacity to contribute to their communities (Association for Experiential Education). Experiential learning is at the heart of Sixth College's mission to prepare our students to become dynamic global citizens of the twenty-first century.
The experiential learning requirement embeds these values into our curriculum and general education requirements. To fulfill the requirement, students must complete a four-unit experiential learning course within one of the six fulfillment tracks: community engagement, internships and apprenticeships, undergraduate research, public performances, project-based learning, and global experiences.