Course description

This course is aimed at introducing students to the theories and processes of community development, civic engagement and outreach. Students will use a variety of case studies and scenarios to analyze ways in which the public is engaged in decision-making and development of programs and activities in their own contexts. The course will explore historical movements that influence how we engage in community development today, and how approaches have evolved to reflect the agency, strengths and abilities of communities.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery