CALIS is a legacy outreach project of the School of International Relations dedicated to advancing teaching excellence in social science education.

Through our service-learning programs, USC students team-teach in local schools and act as a driving force for academic innovation and socially relevant scholarship in CALIS development of strategies and materials.

As USC teams teach locally, CALIS is better able to reach globally to provide analytical tools that help effectively manage controversial and complex challenges.

Our focus

Build Perspective

Tackle complexity and controversy with depth and accountability by using analytical tools and case teaching

Our process

Teach Locally

Bring together USC students and faculty with teachers and their students, working together in local classrooms and seminars on campus

Our commitment

Reach Globally

Make our resources and services accessible – locally and globally – to those who share the vision of a new paradigm in teaching and learning about the human condition