Community Engaged Learning Courses

Community engaged learning courses

Course codeCourse TitleDescription
UCINTCER31Hospitality, Sanctuary, RefugeOur world today is marked by greater numbers of migrants, refugees and displaced peoples than ever before. This has enabled both new forms of diversity and the rise of nationalist anti-diversity politics across the world, targeting ethnic, religious and racial minorities. Such politics are committed to keeping out migrants, often through measures that are profoundly cruel, unjust, inhumane, and deadly. This raises the question: do we have an ethical responsibility to helping migrants and refugees? The course will offer students the possibility of developing an in-depth response to this question through Community Engaged Research (CER).
UCINTCER32Sexual Reproductive Health and RightsThere is growing criticism of the global vs local interactions in the area of global health, particularly regarding Sexual Reproductive, Health and Rights (SRHR). The hierarchical interaction between the north and the south has been accused of sustaining colonial legacies. This interaction has also been accused of giving birth to several interventions that either fail to find local buy-in or are impractical in the context of the global south. 
UCINTCER33Global VillageWithin the society of Utrecht-Oost, students’ own neighbourhood, several issues are dealt with in daily life: What is the impact on traffic measures on my social safety, my health and environmental effects? Housing is expensive, so where can students live? How does spatial planning or tourism affect the liveability or the local economy? These challenges are multidimensional and intertwined. 
UCACCMET2LCommunity Engaged Research in the CaribbeanThis module is required for students selected for participation in the Field Research Aruba programme, but it is also of interest to students curious about the potential of community-based research for addressing sustainable development in other contexts in the Caribbean. The module prepares students for doing projects in Aruba that are informed by principles of community-based research, an approach that is well-suited for research addressing the challenges faced by societies undergoing the process of decolonization. This approach involves collaboration with societal stakeholders, increasing the chances that the knowledge created can be used locally.