Examines the theory and practice of community-based mapping as a tool for facilitating dialogue and collaborative partnering. Explores how community mapping can support knowledge co-creation, planning, citizen empowerment, consensus-building, more informed policy-making, and ultimately social justice. This course is designed to be action-oriented and experiential and has a very strong local field component.
Geog 411: Community-Based Participatory Research
Theory and practice of Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) with a special focus on addressing community-identified research needs linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). Familiarizes students with the UN SDGs and explores CBPR as an important mechanism for bridging diverse and co-created knowledge into local action through community partnerships.