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Community-Engaged Qualitative Research: The Other 1%
CSPL 306
Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENVS 322

This course will focus on context-specific, community-based participatory research methods. The first research project undertaken in this class (2023) will be investigating agricultural justice in Connecticut, gathering the stories and experiences of the 1% of farmers in Connecticut who are BIPOC. The goal of the project is to uncover and work towards dismantling some of the barriers to farming that currently exist for those populations (including bias in USDA grants, unequal access to resources and information through ag extension, etc.). Students will learn theories and methods of community-engaged research and CBPR through scholarly study and hands-on experience gathering and analyzing qualitative and ethnographic data, primarily interviews and observations, with the possibility of using techniques of photo voice and Lightfoot's methods of portraiture in social science research. Students should be prepared to engage deeply with community members. Some travel within Connecticut will be required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ALLB
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-24-2024
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