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Community Development Minor


Community development involves community members working in collaboration with churches and other nonprofit organizations, governments, businesses, and academia to engage the community in hearing the community’s stories and challenges, revealing and mobilizing its resources, and engaging in solutions and opportunities together. This unique, interdisciplinary minor provides students with a range of course options related to poverty, inequality, and oppression, in both domestic as well as international community development contexts.

Community Development (18 credits)
ICS 205 Intercultural Competence
BHS 350/DVST 350 Poverty in Western Society or DVST 306/PS 306 Working with Vulnerable Persons
DVST 210 Introduction to Community Development
DVST 301 Intermediate Domestic Community Development or DVST 302 Intermediate International Community Development
Two of the following:
     BHS 350/DVST 350 Poverty in Western Society
     BHS 450 Intersections Between Poverty and Government Policy
     BUS 304/DVST 304 or BUS 404/DVST 404 Travel Study
     DVST 306/PS 306 Working with Vulnerable Persons
     DVST 402/SO 402 Human Trafficking
     ICS 202 Cultural Anthropology
     ICS 303 Global Forms of Violence Against Women
     ICS 308 Applied Intercultural Competence
     PS 307 Psychological Impacts of Poverty
     SO 220 Social Problems
     SO 403 Global Criminology