Citizenship, Activism, and Community Problem Solving
In this course, students will learn the process by which they can design and implement curriculum for community action and problem solving around social and ecological issues specific to their place. Students will explore examples of grassroots, place-based efforts to redress social and ecological injustices and identify a specific issue to examine, educate about, and organize action around.
The capstone for the Place-Based Education Certificate program will involve taking academic concepts and theories learned in previous courses and applying them to address concrete problems and issues in real-world community contexts. The course will assist students in directly involving themselves with community organizations/efforts, place-based education programs, or other initiatives in which they can utilize their knowledge and skills and learn from others concerned with environmental stewardship and community empowerment.