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ETHS 400 Applied Research for Social Change

Students learn about community research by participating in individualized classroom learning and working on research projects within communities of color. This course is appropriate for students who want a hands-on multicultural research experience to learn basic research skills or to enhance existing ones.

Special information

Note: Enrollment restricted to declared ETHS or GNDR majors, or by permission of the department chair.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and Eurocentric view of religion that have drastic consequences on life chances of Americans of color.
  • Apply theories and approaches in conducting researches in communities of color, i.e. African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Latino Americans.
  • Know key ideas, concepts, theories and approaches to applied research for social change.
  • Recognize and appreciate challenges facing Americans of color and the role of the general community in effecting social justice and racial equality.

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
21 Applied Research for Social Change Vaughan, Margaret AM Books for ETHS-400-21 Fall 2024 Course details for ETHS-400-21 Fall 2024