This foundation course in the Department of Rural Development examines the process, strategies, techniques and other essential factors associated with community organization and development, local/regional planning and social action. Theory and practice are examined, with a focus on the local and regional levels, although an international perspective will also be injected as appropriate. To make the course grounded, field visits to local rural organization may be used as well as participation in, to bring together local stakeholders. The instructor will facilitate the participation of our faculty members in the Department to expose the students to a range of views, competencies and experiences in community development.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.