Haven’t finalized your Spring 2015 schedule yet?

Check out this social justice oriented course being taught in the Annenberg school! The course is being taught by Professors Sandra Ball-Rokeach and Osborn Barbara.

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USC Annenberg Comm 653 Research Practice and Social Change

Research Practice and Social Change, a graduate course at USC Annenberg, provides an opportunity to do hands-on fieldwork with local grassroots community organizations led and serving populations low income communities.  The course pilots short-term community based research projects conducted by graduate student research teams in partnership with local grassroots organizations.

The central questions guiding this course concern the challenges, theoretical models and best practices of academic and community organization research partnerships. The goal is to help students who expect to make careers either as academics or public sector research staff to navigate the challenges of bridging the gap between the academy and community-based organizations so that a co-creation of knowledge can occur. The course familiarizes students with theoretical and practical models for academic/community partnerships. Students build experience forging partnerships that address the questions of knowledge and power inherent in the process.

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