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IDST 343 - Perspectives on Community Development
Fall 2017, Section 01

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
000960 IDST 343 01 Perspectives on Community Development
08/24 - 12/07
Th
6:00pm - 9:20pm
4.0 Open Grant, Samuel
Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: St Johns Hall 150


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/24/2017 - 12/7/2017 Th 6:00pm - 9:20pm St Johns Hall 150 Grant, Samuel

Notes
  • Community Engagement

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 30 Enrolled: 13 Seats Remaining: 17

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

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Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $910.12
Tuition -nonresident: $1,856.92
Approximate Course Fees: $137.88

Course Level
Undergraduate

General/Liberal Education Category
Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
Goal 07 - Human Diversity
  • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
  • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.

Description
This class will examine theories and models of community development, and introduce students to the realities of community development work. The course explores the history of the community development field from its origins in the late 19th-century urbanization through present innovations fueled by grassroots, foundations and public policy initiatives. The lens of movement and industry approaches will be a key analytical tool. Three traditions in the fieldcommunity building, community organizing, and community developmentwill be critically examined and compared, including exploring the dynamic relationship between these three traditions. Special attention will be given to community development challenges facing traditionally disenfranchised communities, including factors of race, class and gender. The class will emphasize both a theoretical understanding of community dynamics, ad an introduction to practical skills used by people working in the community development field.

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