Community Psychology: Research, Action & Social Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Community Psychology
Spring 2024
Taught By: Sedef Ozoguz
Section: A

CRN: 14435

Credits: 4

Community psychology goes beyond the individual focus of psychology and emphasizes the complex relations between individuals, their communities, the built-in environment, and larger power structures through justice-oriented research. In this class, we will engage with questions about the what, why and how of doing research as academics and people rooted in communities through a community justice and action-oriented praxis. Anchored in critical psychology, we will consider the intertwined issues of history, theory, methods, and ethics of community-based research and what it means to conduct research to identify/address the needs, aspirations and well-being of communities. We will have hands-on experience with designing and conducting our own community research projects. The coursework also includes a brief internship at a community organization focusing on one (or more) of the following: racial justice, environmental justice, disability justice, sexual and reproductive rights, social welfare, mental health and immigration.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 24

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:14am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024