CMT3120 Theory & Philosophy of Community Development

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Bethany Harris

Course Description:

Students will examine community development, including an historical review, an analysis of contemporary issues, and theories of social change, methodological considerations, and examples of current community development initiatives. Students will explore the definitions of communities, and the role of voluntary associations, minority groups and community leadership.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Anyone serving in a church or community-based NPO impacts his or her community. This course will enable students to be able to identify opportunities and challenges developing in their communities and in their own work, and practice community development and social justice more effectively.

Why This Course Is Important:

Students will be able to critically examine historical and current community development practice in light of community development theory and philosophy and develop responses to challenges presented by real world situations.