Summer 2023 Course Information
Organizing for Community Change
||South Dakota State University
||3 credit hours - $600 per credit
||May 30, 2023 - August 04, 2023
Students examine the role of civil society in community planning efforts and study the comparative approach to planning theories and approaches. Course content focuses on change within communities and the roles of government, planners, and citizens in reacting to or shaping change. Students explore current issues concerning planning and dealing with change by considering controversial practices such as covenants and land trusts, and students look at community responses to change. Students also study structure and implications of power, connections between social relationships and economic activity, and coalition building.
For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services
To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.
Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community
Minieri, Joan, Paul Getsos, and Kim Klein
Publisher: Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishing
The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
Publisher: Penguin-Random House
Approximately 2-3 weeks before the first day of class, the SDSU campus coordinator, Sarah (Heewon) Kim
, will email course access information to visiting students.
Your username and password for D2L will be the same when you first log in. For example, if your name is MaryJo McCullough, then your username will be MaryJo.McCullough and your password will be MaryJo.McCullough. Usernames and passwords are case sensitive and you will be required to change your password once you have logged in.
If you have trouble completing any of the steps above, forget your password, or have any questions, please contact the SDState Support Desk at 605-688-6776 for assistance.
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.