This Capstone offers students an analysis of social justice; a framework that promotes successful civic engagement; and an application of these principles in community settings. Students choose from several projects that best fit interests, expertise and schedules, and complete team projects with community partners addressing a pre-determined need and promoting lasting change in the community. Projects will focus on the three areas of sustainability: social equity, the economy and the environment. Please contact Cynthia Gomez for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Work in small groups with community partners on a community project;
- Substantiate course-generated ideas and informed action through documentation;
- Research and learn about social justice and sustainability; and,
- Critique and refine civic engagement process and reflect on activities and learning.
Fieldwork: Student group fieldwork on community projects involve both direct and indirect service delivery. In-class course work involves a review of sustainability as it relates to the environment, social equity and the economy; democratic dialogue; and social justice and environmental justice theory. The coursework and fieldwork create an experience for students that deepens the understanding of critical issues facing marginalized communities with the hope that more will seek policy reform that leads to increased social and ecological equity.