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Proseminar: Community Studies and Action

Semester and Year FA 2010
Course Number CORE-GG2015
Section 001
Instructor David Moore
Days Tue
Time 6:20 PM - 8:20 PM
Units 4.0
Level G
Foundation Requirement


This proseminar is designed for students interested broadly in social theory and practice, or more narrowly in community studies and/or community-based action, whether in the social services, education, the media, urban planning, grassroots organizing or political movements. It introduces them to interdisciplinary inquiry and action by using ‘community’ as an example of a complex idea in the social domain: exploring its varied meanings and manifestations from the perspectives of different kinds of theorists—sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and historians, for example—and examining the ways different kinds of activists and professionals attempt to shape it. Readings, discussions and projects will engage students in understanding some of the dominant paradigms in social thought and approaches to social action. They will also be encouraged to apply these modes of inquiry and practice to their own goals and plans for the graduate program.

Course Type

Graduate Core (CORE-GG)

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