Metropolitan State University

ETHS 400 : Applied Research for Social Change

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. 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.
  2. Apply theories and approaches in conducting researches in communities of color, i.e. African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Latino Americans.
  3. Know key ideas, concepts, theories and approaches to applied research for social change.
  4. Recognize and appreciate challenges facing Americans of color and the role of the general community in effecting social justice and racial equality.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement
Note: Enrollment restricted to declared ETHS or GNDR majors, or by permission of the department chair.