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Environmental Justice: Community-based Participatory Research

ENVS 293
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

This course provides a foundation for addressing environmental and food justice through community-based participatory research (CBPR). Students will develop competencies to prepare them to work with communities to identify and understand environmental, food security, health, and social conditions that impact their communities and organizations. We will be drawing on theoretical and practical approaches from across the environmental social sciences (ESS) including psychology, anthropology, sociology, community health, and geography to help us frame ways of looking at critical community issues. Specifically, we will discuss a wide range of mixed methods with an emphasis on participatory approaches to developing research questions and hypotheses, community-engaged evaluation planning, needs assessments, and landscape scans. Students will also learn about ethical issues in research, particularly as pertaining to working with community stakeholders. Over the course of the semester, students complete a variety of practical exercises designed to gain experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and community learning.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ENVS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: BIOL197 OR E&ES197 OR ENVS197 OR ENVS219F OR E&ES155 OR E&ES199
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-15-2024
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