SOCI-437 Project D.C.: Research Internship on Urban Issues
Fall for 2006-2007
Cooke, Deanna (dyc4)
This year-long course enables students to undertake community-based research while working in partnership with D.C. community organizations or local D.C. government agencies. The course will meet as a weekly seminar to discuss readings and to develop students' research projects. Students' research will focus on social justice issues such as health care, housing, education, economic development, education, and violence prevention. These projects will be developed collaboratively with a community partner, in consultation with the professor. A number of projects will be suggested, but students are also allowed to develop their own projects (for example, with community service programs with which they already work). The research projects should be related to the organization or agency's social change, policy, or program goals. The course begins with a brief overview of the problem areas, principles, and practices of community-based research, and potential sites. The student, professor, and site supervisors will work out the details of the student's placement during the first two weeks of the course. Students will be expected to conduct research, produce policy option/position papers, and possibly arrange workshops for policy-makers, academics, and interested community partners. Students are expected to work with the community organization one day per week (80 hours per semester). This course is required for Social and Justice Analysis majors and minors, and may be substituted for the Sociology department's Senior Seminar, SOCI-304. Prerequisite: SOCI-201 or permission of the instructor required. This course is cross-listed as a Psychology course.
Prerequisites: SOCI-201 or permission of instructor
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Fall '06: Cooke, Deanna (file download)
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