Graduate Certificate - Community Development

Course Information
Foundations of Community Development

Course Description
This course is an introduction to the Community Development program. Students focus on online delivery methods, graduate level research and writing, and technology skills.
Contacts
Instructor

Huston Gibson
Office: 785-532-3753
hgibson@ksu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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.


Textbooks

An Introduction to Community Development
Phillips, Rhonda and Robert Pittman
ISBN: 978-0415773850
Publisher: Routledge

Toxic Charity: How churches and charities hurt those they help and how to reverse it.
Lupton, Robert
ISBN: 978-0062076212
Publisher: Harper Collins


Course Access
 
Approximately 3-4 weeks before the first day of class at K-State, the K-State campus coordinator, Rachel Ohmes, will email an instructional course access packet to students for courses taught by K-State. These instructions are also available on the Visiting Students webpage at K-State. By following the course access instructions, students create their K-State eID and complete the K-State Course Access Form. Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to Canvas by the first day of class.

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.

Kathryn Holt headshotThe Great Plains IDEA program was a perfect fit for my schedule as it allowed me to work, travel, and learn on the go. The nature of the program fosters a flexible learning environment, and as a student, you have access to all the tools you need with any online portal. With multiple universities contributing to the course roster, there are numerous offerings which provide students with plenty of options to build their skillset.

– – Kathryn Holt, Dietetics Student,
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