Community Development (CED)

CED 709. Community Development Orientation. 2 Credits.

Introduces students in the on-line Master's degree program in community development to the on-line classroom environment, and to the science, practice, and profession of community development.

CED 711. Principles and Strategies of Community Change. 3 Credits.

Analyze theories, principles, strategies and practices of community change and development from a multidisciplinary perspective in order to construct a personal framework for the practice of community economic development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 713. Community Development II: Organizing for Community Change. 3 Credits.

An examination of the role of civil society in community planning efforts, the connection between social relationships and economic activity, the structure and implications of power, conflict management, inclusiveness, and equitable change. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 715. Community Analysis: Introduction to Methods. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the research methods relevant to community development, strategies for reporting and applying findings in community action, and issues of research ethics and inclusiveness. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 717. Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis. 3 Credits.

Explores theories of economic growth, community economic and industrial base, sources of economic growth or decline, and strategies for local and regional economic development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 719. Community Natural Resource Management. 3 Credits.

Theoretical frameworks, methodological investigation, and applied practices of natural resource development as a component of community economic development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 721. Introduction to Native Community Development. 3 Credits.

Examines community development in the context of diverse tribal structures and cultures, and provides a holistic analysis of the unique histories and jurisdictional considerations of Native communities. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 723. Building Native Community/Economic Capacity. 3 Credits.

Non-Western approaches to helping Native communities build their economic capacity through participatory, culture-centered, and strength-based approaches to development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 725. Wellness in Native Communities. 1 Credit.

Highlights health care issues challenging Native communities and identifies strategies and practices to address those challenges. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 726. Youth Development in Native Communities. 1 Credit.

Contemporary issues facing Native youth, including demographics, early parenting, juvenile justice, education, health, employment, and youth-elder connections. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 727. Indian Country Agriculture and Natural Resources. 1 Credit.

Explores the impact of structural inequality, globalization, and sovereignty on planning, sustainability, and development of agriculture and natural resources on Native American reservations. Prereq: CE 709.

CED 728. Role of Tribal Colleges in Economic Development. 1 Credit.

Examines the tribal college model of economic development using a social capital analytical framework. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 731. Ecological Economics. 3 Credits.

Examines the synthesis of ecology and economic utility through the inherent interdependence, jointness, and potential complementarity between the ecology and economy of a place. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 733. Sustainable Communities. 3 Credits.

Links the management of natural capital in communities and society to their implications for community sustainability in terms of economic vitality, social well-being, and ecosystem health. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 735. Policy and Politics of Coastal Areas. 3 Credits.

This course explores public policy and programs pertaining to America's coastlines as it pertains to community economic development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 741. Economic Development Strategies and Programs. 3 Credits.

This course covers the most widely used strategies and programs for economic development within an action planning process, including retention and expansion of business and industry, retail development, downtown revitalization, incubating new firm creation, industrial attraction, and tourism development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 742. Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis. 1 Credit.

Examines the underlying concepts of and the tools for conducting community economic and fiscal impact analysis. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 743. Cost-Benefit Analysis. 1 Credit.

This course examines cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, and cost-utility analysis in the context of community economic development. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 744. Local Economic Analysis. 1 Credit.

This course offers descriptive tools of community economic analysis to assess the current or past state of a community's economy, to predict the future of that economy, and to help leaders make effective economic decisions. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 745. Land Management Planning. 3 Credits.

Examines the principles and practices of real estate, including legal, economic, and social implications from the viewpoint of real estate practicioners, investors, and society. The course covers land use programs and methods of zoning. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 752. Basic Grant Development and Management. 3 Credits.

Introduces the grant development and management process, explores steps in the search for funding sources, examines program budgets and justifications, and lists plans for program sustainability. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 753. Not-for-profit Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines the unique management issues faced by not-for-profit community economic development organizations in terms of policy setting, participation, administration, and accountability. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 755. Community Leadership and Capacity Building. 3 Credits.

This course defines and applies leadership strategies to the community economic development context. The course examines the link between leadership and community capacity. Prereq: CED 709.

CED 790. Graduate Seminar. 1-5 Credits.

CED 793. Individual Study/Tutorial. 1-5 Credits.

CED 798. Master's Thesis. 1-10 Credits.