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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CDVCTR 201 - History and Theory of Community Development

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

This course is an introduction to Community Development. It traces the origins of community development as process and practice. It examines the way different social actors formulate solutions to ameliorate the impact market forces, private and public policies, and other forces have had on communities and neighborhoods. The course reviews the history and theories of community development by examining the way capital (industrial, real-estate, and financial), labor, and government interact, and how their interaction is recorded in space. The course takes as its central question poverty: How it is produced in the US; the way different sectors of society have analyzed and explained it; and the ideological apparatus framing solutions to ameliorate poverty and inequality in American Society. Thus Community Development incorporates ideas, concepts and theories from Social Work, Urban Planning, the Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies.

Course Attribute(s):
Distribution Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences | Diversity Area: United States

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisites: PCSCOR 200 and PCSCOR 220