New Course in Spring: ESS 307 Diversity Outreach Program

ESS307 (3 or 5 cr) Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences

TTh 10:30-12:20


Prerequisites:  One of ESS101, ESS102, ESS211, ESS212, ESS213, ESS472 (some exceptions can be made, previous approval of the instructor)

Instructor: Isabel Carrera,

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.

First 5 weeks of lecture/seminar; in the second part of the quarter the students will then participate in outreach events, which will involve students in groups going out to Washington Schools and working with students and teachers to enrich the teaching of Earth and Space Sciences. 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


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