Summer Field School
Social Ecology and Public Policy
Presented by the Center for Social Ecology and Public Policy (CSEPP) in collaboration with the Departments of Social Science, Policy & Culture and Environmental Studies at SOU.
A guided, intensive community fieldwork experience provides the basis for understanding current conditions in a specific geographic area and relating these findings to implementation strategies for developing public policy.
Social Ecology is the theory and practice of enhancing alignment between formal and informal societal interests to foster balance between the human and physical environments.
The goal is to train competent generalists in applied social science who are capable of applying ethnographic and social ecology methods to a wide variety of policy areas.
Policy focus areas will vary year to year to include natural resource policy, community development, human service delivery, economic development, and urban/neighborhood policy. Involves close coordination with the local agencies and organizations responsible for creating and carrying out public policy. The policy focus will be determined in March.
Successful completion of this program entitles participants to:
- CSEPP Certification - Level two: Social Ecology Process; plus SOU undergraduate credit - 12 elective credits in SSPC 410 or ES 410 or
- SOU graduate credit: 12 elective credits in SSPC 510 or ES 510
Four-week program: June 22-July 17, 2009, Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week
Housing arranged by student or through SOU Housing Department:
www.sou.edu/housing/ or (541) 552-6371
Application deadline: May 15, 2009. $100 non-refundable deposit must be included.
For more information and application form: www.jkagroup.com/fieldschool
CSEPP Certification and SOU undergraduate credit $2,400
CSEPP Certification and SOU graduate credit $4,200
Kevin Preister, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Center for Social Ecology & Public Policy
P.O. Box 3493
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Leading innovators in social ecology and public policy:
Kevin Preister, Ph.D.
Trish Malone, M.A.
James Kent, J.D., M.A.
A Social Ecology Story:
For a case study in story form read "Mack and the Boys as Consultants" in Doc's Lab: Myth and Legends of Cannery Row