Cross Campus Connection (CCC)

The Cross-Campus Connection (CCC) requirement allows students to be intentional about the courses they are taking and the experiential learning they are doing to complete their Connections requirements. CCC links three courses together from three different departments around a particular focus area or theme. Each CCC will also provide a list of suggested experiential learning opportunities that are connected to the theme—an experiential learning opportunity is not required, but such activities do count as an LO1 and can complement your CCC. Interdisciplinary minors already connect courses from different departments together, so they would satisfy the CCC requirement: Women's StudiesEnvironmental Science, Entrepreneurship, Health Science, Justice, Law, & Public Policy, Marine Science, International Studies, and African and Diaspora Studies.

Have an idea for a theme that isn’t an established CCC? Don’t worry, you can design your own! Note that any self-designed CCC must be discussed with and have approval from your advisor. Please meet with your advisor to discuss your ideas, and you will then be asked for your advisor's name and email on the application. 

The Advocacy CCC theme includes courses that require students to think critically about privilege, power, and marginalization across populations and throughout history. Courses examine multiple theories and perspectives related to race, gender, wealth, poverty, and representation. Students will explore connections between these characteristics and understand relationships between populations and how they are privileged or marginalized.

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • CMDM 206: Reasoning and Communication
  • EDUC 103: Sociological Perspectives in Education
  • EDUC 372: Critical Pedagogy and Social Change
  • SOCI 280: Animals and Society
  • SOCI 290: Global Change
  • SOCI 330: Wealth, Power, and Poverty
  • SOCI 355: Juvenile Delinquency

Suggested experiential learning opportunities

  • CCUE 100 sites including Project Women, Springfield Foundation, or Springfield Promise Neighborhood
  • Hagen Center internship

Digital media includes the study of forms of communication (e.g., video, audio, software, content) that are created, edited, stored, or accessed in machine-readable formats. Digital media can refer to the technical features including storage and transmission of information, or to the end product including media such as digital video and audio, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, social media, and digital art.

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • ART 145 – Intro to computer imaging
  • ART 242 – Intro to digital photography
  • Art 245 – Digital imaging
  • ART 271 – Graphic design
  • ART 280 TA ST – Graphic design
  • ART 280 TB ST – Web design
  • BUSN 343 – Digital Marketing
  • CMDM 205 – Media literacy
  • CMDM 320 TA ST –Relationships & technology
  • CMDM 355 – Social Mediaand its effects
  • MUSI 214 – Electronic music production
  • RELI 116 – Fake news, forgeries, & frauds

Suggested experiential learning opportunities

  • Internships/projects with Athletics Communications and University Communications. 

The engineering CCC includes course that provide foundational knowledge necessary as you prepare for a career in engineering. Additionally, these courses serve as pre-requisite courses for Wittenberg’s 3-2 programs in engineering at Case Western Reserve University or Columbia University.

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • CHEM 162: Models of Chemical Systems II
  • PHYS 203: Calculus-Based Physics II
  • MATH 212: Multivariable calculus
  • MATH 215: Differential equations
  • COMP 150: Computer Programming
  • ECON 200: Principles of Economics
  • ENGL 180: Variable

Suggested experiential learning opportunities

  • Mentored research
  • Internships

The Film Studies CCC will introduce students to cinema as an art form and focus on its history and development and the expressive elements of film, including mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, dialogue, and music. 

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • ART 241                Introduction to Photography 
  • ART 242                 Introduction to Digital Photography 
  • ART 280TE           History of Photography 
  • AFDS 270TB          Black Diaspora in Film 
  • CHIN 130              Literature and Film of Chinese Homosexuality 
  • CHIN 151               Film and Fiction in Modern China 
  • CMDM 350            Feminist Film Theory 
  • ENGL 180TG         Film Noir 
  • ENGL 180TI           Jane Goes to the Movies 
  • ENGL 180TM        Screening the 19th Century 
  • ENGL 180TN         Vampires in Fiction and Film 
  • ENGL 190TB         Native American Literature and Film 
  • ENGL 343              Advanced Screenwriting 
  • GERM 140TA        Germany and the Cinematic Imagination 
  • HIST 129                American Film 
  • RELI 120                Demons, Angels, and Ghosts 
  • RUSS 151               Russian War in Film  
  • RUSS 230TB          Russian Movie Classics 
  • RUSS 230TC         Russian Movies Today 
  • SOCI 201               Japanese Cinema: Art, Culture, Self 
  • SPAN 263              Cine y cambio social 
  • SPAN 427              The Silver Screen 

Maintaining both physical and psychological health is an ultimate goal and ongoing struggle both from the individual and societal perspective. The Health and Well-Being theme will provide opportunities to learn about basic physical and psychological health from a variety of perspectives.

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • BIOL 104: Born to Run
  • BIOL 129/229: Science Behind Addiction
  • BIOL 220: Neurobiology
  • CMDM 327: Health Communication
  • ENGL 355: Narrative Medicine
  • HONR 300: Psychology of Happiness
  • HONR 300: Chronic Illness and the Healthcare System
  • HSS 170: Intro to Exercise Science
  • HSS 250: Nutrition
  • PHIL 207: Science in a Social Context
  • POLI 209: Comparative Health Care Policy
  • PSYC 212: Health Psychology
  • RELI 213: Religion and Medicine

Suggested experiential learning opportunities

  • Civic Engagement/Internship in hospital, clinic, or private practice
  • Public health department
  • YMCA or Boys and Girls club
  • Community garden
  • Community Health Foundation
  • United Senior Services (help with health clinics, etc.)
  • HSS research

Intercultural Studies -- The intercultural studies theme brings together courses that focus on global perspectives and international cultural understanding. These courses assist in preparing students to become engaged global citizens and offer the opportunity for comparative studies of diverse cultures from around the world.

Course offerings (choose from 3 different departments):

  • CHIN 100 Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • CHIN 111 Beginning Chinese I
  • CHIN 112 Beginning Chinese II
  • CHIN 130 Chinese topics
  • CHIN 151 Modern Chinese Film and Fiction
  • CHIN 211 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CMDM 328 – Intercultural Communication
  • ENGL 180TB: Making Romance
  • ENGL 180TI: Jane Goes to the Movies
  • ENGL 180TM: Screening the 19th Century
  • ENGL 180TN: Vampires in Fiction and Film
  • ENGL 190: Topics in World Anglophone Literature
  • ENGL 190TA: Native American Literature
  • ENGL 190TB: Native American Literature and Film
  • ENGL 280: British Literary Genealogies
  • GERM 111 Beginning German I
  • GERM 112 Beginning German II
  • GERM 140 Traditions in German Literature
  • GERM 200-level courses (various topics)
  • HIST 105 Premodern World
  • HIST 106 Modern World
  • HIST 111 Medieval Europe
  • HIST 170 Topics in African History
  • HIST 172 Africa Since 1500
  • HIST 173 History of S. Africa
  • HIST 175 Genocide Class
  • HIST 176 Lesotho and Apartheid
  • HIST 205 Topics in World History
  • HIST 206 Global Hist of Vietnam War
  • HIST 207 Latin America
  • HIST 240 Topics PreM Europe
  • HIST 241 Topics Mod Europe
  • HIST 251 Medieval Russia
  • HIST 252 Imperial Russia
  • HIST 253 Soviet Russia
  • HSS-240 Sport in Culture
  • MUSI 216 - Musics of the World
  • RELI 110 – Judaism, Christianity, & Islam
  • RELI 114 – World Religion and Pilgrimage
  • RELI 134 – Chinese & Japanese Religious Traditions
  • SOCI 201: Japanese Cinema: Art, Culture, Self
  • SOCI 220: Culture in the classroom
  • SOCI 110 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 210 Sociology of Family
  • SOCI 245 Gender and Society
  • SOCI 271 Anime and Japanese Youth Culture
  • SOCI 315 Cultural Travel Writing
  • SPAN 111 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN 112 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPAN 130 Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 200-level courses (various topics)

Suggested experiential learning opportunities:

Study abroad:

  • Wittenberg faculty-led semester programs: Wittenberg in Wittenberg, Wittenberg in Costa Rica, Witt in Cape Town
  • Wittenberg faculty-led summer programs: Poland, Wittenberg, Lesotho, Bahamas
  • Additional study abroad opportunities through direct exchange, consortium, and other programs

Mass media includes the study of forms of communication that are created to be distributed to large and diverse audiences across multiple channels. Mass communication channels include, for example, magazines, newspapers, film, radio, television, and the Internet. Mass media are the primary means of communication used to reach the general public. 

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • BIOL 146 – Biology on the big screen
  • CMDM 205 – Media literacy
  • CMDM 120 – Media effects
  • CMDM 151 – Television history
  • CMDM 351 – Media law
  • HIST 301 --Rock & Roll Auto/Biograph
  • MUSI 214 – Electronic Music Production
  • POLI 236 – Media and politics
  • RELI 116 – Fake News, Forgeries, Frauds
  • SOCI 201 – Japanese cinema: Art, Culture, Self
  • SOCI 215 – Crime and the media
  • SOCI 213 – Serial murder
  • SOCI 271 – Anime and Japanese youth culture
  • SOCI 314 – Women and crime

This theme will focus on issues related to family preservation and support, parents’ and children’s well-being, and the history and interrelationships of institutions like child care, schools, family services, social security, foster care, adoption, juvenile detention and prisons as they function within broader political and socioeconomic systems.

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • EDUC 103: Sociological Perspectives in Education
  • EDUC 104: Philosophical Perspectives in Education
  • HONR 300: Orphans! Adoption & Foster care
  • POLI 202: Comparative Political Economy [w/Comparative Welfare State component]
  • EDUC 372: Critical Pedagogy and Social Change
  • ECON-340: Public Finance
  • SOCI 214: Penology and Social Control
  • SOCI 285: Food Justice
  • SOCI 355: Juvenile Delinquency

Suggested experiential learning opportunities

  • CCUE 100 sites including Project Women, Springfield Foundation, or Springfield Promise Neighborhood

The most common definition of sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising future generations. Environmental sustainability asks students to consider their connection with and responsibilities toward the natural world, and to engage in ecological thinking about environmental systems and the interconnectedness of all life. Courses that count toward a Sustainability CCC may be sustainability-focused—have sustainability as their primary subject— or be sustainability-inclusive— integrate aspects of sustainability throughout or as part of a course.

Course offerings (choose three from three different departments)

  • BIOL145: Intro. Wildlife Management
  • BIOL 148: Biology in a Changing World
  • BIOL 247: Marine Ecology
  • BIOL 346: Ecology
  • CMDM 363: Environmental Communication
  • ECON 350: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • ESCI 100: Global Climate Change
  • ESCI 101: Intro to Environmental Science
  • ESCI 280: Voices of Women in the Climate Crisis
  • GEOL 160: Environmental Geology
  • GERM 261: Umwelt: Natur und Kultur
  • GERM 362: Naturwissenschaften und Mythos: die Nachtseite der Naturwissenschaften
  • POLI 101: American National Government
  • POLI 251: International Relations
  • POLI 259: Global Environmental Politics
  • RELI 310: Religion, Nature, & the Environment
  • SOCI 280: Animals and Society
  • SOCI 285: Food Justice
  • SPAN 261: El Mundo Físico

Suggested experiential learning opportunities

Study Abroad Experiences: Students participating in the Witt in Costa Rica Program or in the Duke Marine Lab Program may also be able to count some courses in those programs toward a Sustainability CCC.

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