Students must take all of the following courses:
Uni Stu 10. Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement. Winter Quarter. Likely taught by Paula Garb in the 2015-2016 school year.
This course will introduce students to key theory and research on the traditions and public movements of service. Lectures, discussions, and readings will give students opportunities to critique examples of engaged research and learning. The course will involve presentations of engaged research and collaboration by faculty and community partners from various disciplines, who will discuss their collaborations and the opportunities and challenges associated with engaged learning and research. Students also be learn about the expectations and responsibilities of community based research and practice, and will learn about the role of leadership in working with community organizations.
Uni Stu 100. Doing Research in the Community. Spring Quarter. Likely taught by Gillian Hayes in 2015-2016 school year.
Students will critically examine the objectives and processes for conducting research collaboratively with community organizations. Students will work in teams on real-world community research projects with faculty mentors and community partners. The course will emphasize methods, values, and relationships that are appropriate for community-based research.