NTRES 4000

NTRES 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course provides an overview of methodology and methods in Community—Based Participatory Research (CBPR), including methodological considerations in building community partnerships and planning research and analyzing sustainability issues. The course will also cover research methods, such as interviews, focus groups, and story circles. Course materials and case studies will emphasize the ethical considerations of working in developing countries, especially those in Southeast Asia, including issues associated with university–community partnerships and working with the University's Institutional Review Board.

When Offered Fall.

Fees Course fee: There will be additional course fees if participating in the trip component of the course (NTRES 4001).

Distribution Category (CA-AG, D-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL, CU-ITL, CU-SBY, CU-UGR)

Comments Course may be taken for 2 credits (lectures only), or for 3 credits (lectures and discussion) if participating in NTRES 4001 - Global Citizenship and Sustainability.

  • Students will be able to describe, discuss, and apply the major principles of community-based participatory research, illustrating their relevance with case studies from Southeast Asia and elsewhere.
  • Students will be able to discuss and examine the key community-based participatory research methodological considerations in partnering with communities, planning for research, data gathering, and sharing of results.
  • Students will be able to identify challenges and opportunities associated with conducting fieldwork in a community-based participatory research context.
  • Students will be able to identify and critically analyze ethical dimensions of community-based participatory research, including University Institutional Review Boards, community-based protocols for review of research, and university-community relationships.
  • Students will be able to identify and discuss approaches to addressing validity and rigor in community-based participatory research methods.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how to design protocols to collect, analyze, and report qualitative data.
  • Students will be able to identify both the strengths and limitations of choosing a community-based participatory research approach to addressing environmental issues.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NTRES 4000

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  4289 NTRES 4000   LEC 001

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: NTRES 4000

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17958 NTRES 4000   LEC 002

  • Course fee: $2,000 to cover in-country housing, in-country transportation, and activities for the Global Citizenship and Sustainability program. This fee will be paid through the student's bursar account. Students enrolled in GC&S must enroll in LEC 002 which includes a discussion section. Additional costs to the student will include airfare to Kuching, Malaysia and any travel expenses such as passports, visas, health and travel insurance, airport departure tax, necessary immunizations, and spending money. Trip will be over the winter semester.

  • 17959 NTRES 4000   DIS 202