Student-Originated Studies: Reimagining Community Safety

Winter 2021
Spring 2021
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 8
8 Credits per quarter
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This student-originated studies program is the research module associated with the screening and lecture series on "Reimagining Community Safety." It is designed for students who wish to research past, present, and future alternatives to business-as-usual approaches to "community safety," broadly conceived. (For more context, please see the catalog description for "Reimagining Community Safety"; students should register separately for the series.) 

Students in the SOS will participate in all activities related to the series, and will also be responsible for conducting independent research on a topic related to reimagining community safety, in consultation with faculty. Possible areas of inquiry include: community crisis responders, community health, settler colonialism and indigenous resistance, prison education, smart decarceration, bioregional regeneration, and more. Other topics include: mutual aid, social resilience, transformative justice, participatory action research, and more.

In addition to the weekly reading and writing related to the series, each quarter students in the SOS will be responsible for creating a research plan with faculty and peers. Students will complete substantial documentation of their research each quarter in the form of a term paper (or its equivalent). Canvas and Zoom will be our primary convergence zones; seminars (every other week) and structured peer reviews will be key ingredients of our practice.  

Students who participate in Winter will have an opportunity to help curate events in the series for Spring. It is also possible to enroll for a single quarter.

Registration

Winter 2021 Registration

Signature Required

Students interested in participating in this research module should send the following to Eirik Steinhoff (steinhoe@evergreen.edu): (1) a sample of your best academic writing (of any length; attached as a PDF), and (2) a brief letter of introduction, no more than 2-3 paragraphs, that describes your interest in this program: what are some things you'd like to investigate, what would you like to compose? Feel free to include any other pertinent information (such as a brief bibliography, a description of coursework or other experience that prepares you to participate in this program, etc.). Priority will be given to students who can demonstrate their readiness for intensive independent and coordinated collaborative inquiry.

Course Reference Numbers

(8): 20265
Spring 2021 Registration

Signature Required

Students interested in participating in this research module should send the following to Eirik Steinhoff (steinhoe@evergreen.edu): (1) a sample of your best academic writing (of any length; attached as a PDF), and (2) a brief letter of introduction, no more than 2-3 paragraphs, that describes your interest in this program: what are some things you'd like to investigate, what would you like to compose? Feel free to include any other pertinent information (such as a brief bibliography, a description of coursework or other experience that prepares you to participate in this program, etc.). Priority will be given to students who can demonstrate their readiness for intensive independent and coordinated collaborative inquiry.

Course Reference Numbers

(8): 30128

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies and careers in

Political economy, activism, education, community research

Credits
8
Maximum Enrollment
8
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

In Person or Remote
Remote (W)
Remote (S)
Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia