Sociology

This capstone is similar to the Gender and Violence capstone but includes more emphasis on international issues.

Brief description   

“I learned that I can no longer just turn my head and walk away.”

Forests, Narratives and Social Movements

Social movements have shaped the world we live in and are one of the most important sources of social change. They often organize to address issues of inequity, oppression or prejudice in local, regional, national and transnational spheres. They arise to address factual situations: the number of people without health care, levels of air pollution, racial profiling, unemployment, deaths in war or the destruction of the environment. However, facts alone are not sufficient to create social change.

Greenspaces: Summer Academia for Latino Youth. ​Since 2009, GREENSPACES - LATINO YOUTH has offered students the opportunity to explore the outdoors with at-risk and gang-involved Latino youth enrolled in Latino Network's Community Healing Initiative. Students can also choose to complete indirect service options such as research, data collection, and curriculum development.