2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student-Originated Studies: Sustainability and Justice


Spring 2013 quarter

Karen Gaul anthropology
Fields of Study
anthropology, community studies, cultural studies and sustainability studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
anthropology, sustainabilility and justice, community organizing and planning, work in state or federal agencies, and advanced study in the social sciences.

This SOS is open to students doing internships, community-based research and/or volunteer projects, in collaboration with the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) at Evergreen. This is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to engage deeply and effectively with real-world problems in the community, and possibly to develop a capstone experience for their studies in Sustainability and Justice.   Students will work collaboratively in teams or individually to engage with local organizations or agencies in order to advance their work in the community. Other students may organize themselves around other internship or volunteer opportunities. The CCBLA can help students explore community and organizational needs (http://www.evergreen.edu/communitybasedlearning). 

All students will meet regularly with the faculty and one another to discuss shared readings, as well as report back and monitor their work in the community. Workshops on effective ethnographic methods will be provided to those working on community research projects.

All students will participate in orientations for working in the community, gaining good background information on the issues with which they are engaging, and gathering skills necessary to work effectively and respectfully with communities and organizations. Participation in this program means practicing accountability to other communities, interacting as a respectful guest with other cultures, and engaging in constant communication with your own learning community of faculty and fellow students. For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Gaul at gaulk@evergreen.edu or phone 360.867.6009 on campus.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Internship Possibilities
With faculty approval, students may develop an internship proposal which may be served at a variety of organizations and agencies through the CCBLA.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
October 25th, 2012 New opportunity added.