GEOG 500 (01) - Making Change: Social and Environmental Justice in Practice

Making Change: Soc & Envt Just

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Geography
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16116
Provides students with opportunities to consider a personal philosophy and professional action plan for social and/or environmental justice, bridging understandings of social equity and environmental conservation. Spanning theoretical and practical perspectives, students will learn basic community organizing and grantwriting skills that are useful in a range of careers, particularly in the non-profit and government sectors.
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Instructors: Jennifer Brewer

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 TR 12:40pm - 2:00pm MURK 202
Additional Course Details: 

Do you want to make the change you want to see in the world?  Do you want to improve social justice and/or environmental sustainability?  Do you want to work inside or outside “the system” with better understanding of how the two are complementary?  Do you want to learn how to write successful grant proposals for causes you believe in?     

This course provides opportunities to link personal philosophies and professional action plans for social and/or environmental justice, bridging understandings of both social justice and environmental conservation.  It spans theoretical and practical perspectives by integrating seminar-style discussion with field experience.  Readings incorporate conceptual material, case studies, and applied activities.  Short written assignments include reading responses, field reports, and outlines and drafts designed to develop basic grantwriting skills.  Students will complete a simple grant proposal, thereby acquiring skills that are useful in a range of careers, especially in the non-profit and government sectors.  Direct contacts with professional change-makers will help students consider related career options.

See attached syllabus (though a few details may change).