College of Humanity and Social Science
Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS)
Participatory Research Methods for Sustainable Development (Ecuador)
CARM/D 6625: Global Field Studies Practicum in Conflict Resolution
Instructor: Dr. Elena Bastidas
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This course is developed around principles of participatory research, conflict resolution, and sustainable development. The course uses a multidisciplinary perspective that promotes interaction with communities through research, learning, and practice. Instructors concentrate on providing the theoretical and practical skills needed to engage in field research. Students will work as a research team to analyze the impact of immigration in the community of Vilcabamba, also known as, The Valley of Longevity. Students will be interacting with local government officials, local residents, and immigrants from the U.S. and Europe. Using a sustainable systems framework, students will analyze the interactions of all components of this community and identify where and how conflicts arise and how they can be transformed.
This course is open to all graduate students. Students can take it as a practicum or an elective course. This course is accepted as an elective for all concentrations in DCRS. Students from other departments please contact Dr. Bastidas and your chair to arrange administrative logistics.
This is a summer hybrid course that includes an online component and a 10-day intensive program in Ecuador during June 28 to July 7, 2019.
After an orientation and introductory sessions, a charter bus takes the group to The Valley of Longevity in the South of Ecuador. Students become part of a participatory research team that will Analyze the impact of immigration in The Valley of Longevity.
Students requesting accommodations for travel study should contact
Student Disability Services at email@example.com or (954) 262-7185.