2021 Remote Community Studies Summer Courses


    Introduction to Community Activism (5 credits)

  • CMMU 10

    Session 2

    Surveys different strategies of community activism including charity, volunteering, labor and community organizing, and recently emerging global activism with goal of demonstrating how certain strategies challenge existing social relations and arrangements while others typically (and often by design) reproduce them. General Education Code PE-H

    Proposed Instructor - Lani Hanna

    Pending CCI Approval


  • Media And Social Movements (5 credits)

  • CMMU 20

    Session 1

    From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo, from the Women's March on Washington to the March for Our Lives following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, a new generation of activists is using media to advance social justice goals. From the perspectives of sociology, psychology, and political science, course explores how contemporary activists harness a diverse range of media tools and platforms for social change and how contemporary strategies are rooted in and/or diverge from historical practices of using media to effect social and political change. Defines "media" broadly to include social media and legacy media forms, such as radio, television, and print journalism. General Education Code IM

    Proposed Instructor - Rachel Goodman


  • Numbers And Social Justice (5 credits)

  • CMMU 30

    Session 2

    Relates simple lessons of quantitative thinking to topical materials that are accessible and relevant to working for justice and social change. Students learn practical techniques to distinguish credible statistical evidence from misleading statistical claims. General Education Code SR

    Proposed Instructor - Julianne Foxworthy Gonzalez


  • Full time Field Study (5 credits)

  • CMMU 105A

    10-Week

    Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): CMMU 102. (Formerly CMMU 198, Independent Field Study.) General Education Code PR-S

    Proposed Instructor - Mary Beth Pudup


  • Full time Field Study (5 credits)

  • CMMU 105B

    10-Week

    Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): CMMU 102. (Formerly CMMU 198, Independent Field Study.) General Education Code PR-S

    Proposed Instructor - Mary Beth Pudup


  • Full time Field Study (5 credits)

  • CMMU 105C

    10-Week

    Full-time independent field study in an approved off-campus setting with onsite supervision by the sponsoring organization and regular distanced supervision by campus faculty. Enrollment is restricted to community studies majors upon completion of the required preparatory coursework. Prerequisite(s): CMMU 102. (Formerly CMMU 198, Independent Field Study.) General Education Code PR-S

    Proposed Instructor - Mary Beth Pudup


  • Community Analysis for Global Health (5 credits)

  • CMMU 165

    Session 2

    Practical, skill-building course that starts from the premise that while all communities value health, different communities develop distinctive understandings of what health means to them and how best to achieve it given their specific environments and economies. Course focuses on health justice from a political economy perspective, analyzing how health is shaped by the interaction of multiple societal forces, including who holds power and what steps marginalized groups have taken to achieve more just distributions of resources. By studying community health, across multiple communities in a variety of locations, students learn how to be effective agents of global health equity.

    Proposed Instructor - Kathryn Gougelet