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Summer 2017 Course Information
Community Development II: Organizing for Community Change

Course Description
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.
Contacts
Instructor

Tim Borich
Office: 515-294-0220
tborich@iastate.edu

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.


Textbooks

Planning Theory for Practitioners
Michael P. Brooks
ISBN: 978-1-884829-59-8

Asset Building & Community Development
Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 978-1483344034


Course Access
 
Students will receive course information and a welcome letter about 3 weeks prior to the start of class.  Then approximately one week before the first day of class at Iowa State University, the ISU campus coordinators (Michelle Zander or Karen Smidt) will email course access instructions to students for courses taught by Iowa State. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – April-Dawn Knudsen, North Dakota State University