Participatory Action Research   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 PO Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 382 - Participatory Action Research

3 credits
This is a methods course designed to give students the skills to initiate a project directed at actual social change. One of the assumptions in such a course is that actual change in an organization or agency or school can become a model that can be replicated in other organizations and even serve as a model for larger change at the level of society itself. Students will be taught pre/post assessment techniques, collaborative decision-making skills, how to build community through intercultural storytelling, how to make budgets, and how to design and implement long term strategies. By the end of the course, each student will have designed an implementation plan with timelines.