ESS307 (3 or 5 cr) Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences
TTh 1:30-2:20, JHN022
DIV/NW or I&S
Prerequisites: One of ESS101, ESS102, ESS211, ESS212, ESS213, ESS472 (exceptions can be made, previous approval of the instructor)
Instructor: Isabel Carrera, email@example.com
Students will be exposed to the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest face prior to pursuing careers in STEM and will learn how to design culturally appropriate outreach activities.
This is a service learning course that mixes community-based work with lectures/seminars. . Undergraduates will be exposed to and experience first-hand the barriers that
underserved and underrepresented communities in the Pacific Northwest face prior to increase their interest in STEM. The credits for the participation in the class will be variable dependent on the hours volunteering:
* 3 credits: class time + 20 hrs volunteering/qtr
* 4 credits: class time + 30 hrs volunteering/qtr
* 5 credits: class time+ 40 hrs volunteering/qtr
A lab section has been added to prepare material for the outreach events in which students will participate.