Community Research Seminar|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
Small teams of students will carry out research projects submitted by local community groups and agencies. These may involve social science, natural science, or arts and humanities themes. The first two weeks of the course will be spent studying the theory and practice of community research. Working with the community groups themselves, the teams will then move to design and implementation of the research projects.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Dewey, EXPERIENCE AND THINKING
Park, WHAT IS PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH?
Stoeker, THE IMPERFECT PRACTICE OF COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
Hondagneu-Sotelo & Raskoff, COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING
Gaventa, THE POWERFUL, THE POWERLESS, AND THE EXPERTS
Babbie, THE LOGIC OF SAMPLING & THE RESEARCH REPORT
Horton & Friere, WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING
Rosenthal, DILEMMAS OF LOCAL ANTIHOMELESSNESS MOVEMENTS
|Examination and Assignments: |
One major research paper written as a member of a research team, including evaluations of each component (research design, implementation, etc.) along the way, an ongoing journal of field notes, and two 6-8 page papers summarizing and analyzing field notes.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
By permission of the instructor, 16 students, all juniors and seniors, will be admitted. First-year and sophomore students are not eligible. Students in all disciplines may apply. Students applying to be admitted to the course will write a statement indicating: 1) which project they wish to work on and why, and 2) what methodological training and research experience in the field, if any, they would bring to the project. This course is open to non-majors.
Students can request an application by emailing Course Assistant Caroline Monahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) after November 5th. Complete the form and submit it as an email attachment to Ms. Monahan by November 17th.
|Instructor(s): Rosenthal,Rob Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|