Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 295 Community Participatory Research

This course will critically examine the approach and process of conducting community-based research (CBR) with the community as full partner. Students will explore conceptual, philosophical and practical dimensions related to CBR, including the unique problems regarding protection of human rights that arise. Service-learning partnerships with community groups will be developed so that students can begin to identify the factors and social forces of community issues while practicing their skills. By the end of the course, interdisciplinary groups of students will have developed a CBR proposal in collaboration with their community partner that may be carried out either in a second seminar course or as the student’s thesis/dissertation/project


Kate Westdijk




Spring, Service Learning Course (SL), Cross-Listed Course

Breadth Requirement: 

Social Science (SS)


Recommended CDAE 250 or ENVS 201 or research methods equivalent

Enrollment Limit: