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SOCI 110: Qualitative Research in Educational Settings

Description: Basic understanding of participant observation, interviewing, and other ethnographic research techniques through field experiences in school and community settings, some of which are sponsored by CREATE. Students learn to conduct ethnographic research, take field notes, write-up interviews, and compose interpretive essays based on their field experiences. Fieldwork is conducted mainly in local area schools with highly diverse populations, predominantly Lincoln High School, Gompers Middle School, and Preuss Charter School. Some site placements are coordinated by UCSD staff in CREATE; others are self-selected. Students will also act as tutors and mentors.

Where in the Community:
The Pruess School UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0536

Gompers Charter Middle School/Gompers Preparatory Academy
1005 47th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

Lincoln High School: A UCSD-CREATE Partnership School
4777 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113

Ada Harris Elementary School
1508 Windsor Rd., Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

Breaking Cycles (San Diego Youth Services)
3255 Wing Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Cesar Chavez Elementary
1404 South 40th Street, San Diego, CA 92113

Chinese Evangelical Church of San Diego
2585 Judson St., San Diego, CA 92111

Clairemont High School
4150 UTE Drive, San Diego CA 92117

Dingeman Elementary
11840 Scripps Creek Drive, San Diego, CA 92131

Florence Elementary
3914 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Green Elementary School
7030 Wandermere Dr, San Diego, CA 92119

Heritage Elementary
1450 Santa Lucia Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91913

High Tech High
2861 Womble Rd., San Diego, CA 92106

High Tech High International
2855 Farragut Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Kate Sessions Elementary
2150 Beryl St., San Diego, CA 92109

Kearny Educational Complex
7651 Wellington Way, San Diego, CA 92111

Innovations Academy
123 Camino de la Reina, Suite 100 East, San Diego, CA 92108

Integral Elementary School
8660 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Lafayette Elementary
6125 Printwood Way, San Diego, CA 92117

La Jolla High School
750 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037

Lutheran High School of San Diego
810 Buena Vista Way, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Muir Alternative School
4431 Mt Herbert Ave., San Diego, CA 92117

Pacific Beach Elementary
1234 Tourmaline St, San Diego, CA 92109

Porter Elementary
4800 T St, San Diego, CA 92113

San Diego High School
1405 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126

University City High School
6949 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92122

Wangenheim Middle School
9230 Gold Coast Drive, San Diego, CA 92126

YMCA afterschool program (south of the 8)
3901 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
151 YMCA Way, San Diego, CA 92102
3085 Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154

Prerequisite: Completion of SOCI 60. Will not receive credit for SOCI 110 and SOCA 110A.

Students participating: 25 students per quarter

Instructor: Amy Binder

URL: http://sociology.ucsd.edu/faculty/bio/binder.shtml

Opportunities for Student Community Involvement