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CMTY 350. Community Development Theory, Practice and Ethics

Credits: 3
Department: Planning and Community Development
Description: Common planning methods, programs, and ethical considerations framing the practice of importance to planners and development practitioners.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Cite, discuss, compare and contrast the main theoretical perspectives and approaches to Community Development.
2. Compare and contrast the fields of community development and planning; discuss and analyze the contribution of each area to urban planning and development.
3. Recite and discuss the professional planning code of ethics and apply it to analyze planning practice case studies.
4. Compile a community asset inventory, and conduct an asset-based community assessment.
5. Identify, describe the profit, non-profit, and public actors for community development at the local/regional, state and national levels.
6. Identify, describe, discuss, and analyze various local, regional, state, and national programs, initiative for community development and describe their application to the local context.
7. Write small position papers on specific topics of community development and prepare a literature review on a pertinent community development topic.

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