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May 8, 2019

Sum’19 CCDE’s Community Engaged Scholarship Course

Engaged Scholarship: Conducting Research for Equity
COM 495 and 499
10 credits
Summer 2019

Fulfills Communication methods

Engaged scholarship is the
collaboration between academics and individuals outside the academy that
supports the exchange of knowledge and resources in partnership and
reciprocity. This course bridges research and practice by bringing together UW
students and a community in the Rainier Valley area of South Seattle to engage
various equity issues. 

The course is designed to examine
the interconnectedness of power, privilege, and difference through
academic-community partnerships and applied research. The class will address
both the practical aspects of qualitative, community engaged research methods
as well as critiques of academic research when they engage marginalized
communities.  Students will leave the class with a better understanding of
how knowledge production and research are part of larger institutional and
cultural inequalities, and how they can combat these inequalities through
alternative forms of knowledge production.

Students who
are accepted into this class will earn
10 Communication credits
 and receive $1000 stipends towards tuition as CCDE Undergraduate
. The class will meet at UW Tuesday and Thursday from
10:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m., and at various locations in South Seattle from 2:30
-4:50 pm also on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

complete a short application on CCDE website ( by May 15th.  Students will receive
notices of acceptance by May 20th.

Instructors: Gina Aaftaab (