Master's Degree - Community Development

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Course Information
Sustainable Communities

Course Description
Content of this course links management of natural capital to other community-based actions around resource allocation and the impacts on quality of life. Students examine literature on community-based natural resource management and assess alternative ways of valuing natural capital. Students contrast theories of natural capital in communities and human society as the theories relate to community sustainability with regard to economic vitality, social well-being, and ecosystem health.
Contacts
Instructor

Maria Van Der Maaten
mariavdm@ksu.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

Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community Driven Design
Barbara Brown Wilson
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1610918923

Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Donella H. Meadows
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 978-1603580557

The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval (Students may access the free ebook via the K-State Library. See the comment section below for more information).
Daniel Lerch
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 978-1610918602

Rural Communities: Legacy and Change (Optional Textbook but Recommended)
Flora and Flora
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 978-0813349718


Course Access
 
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Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

Students may access the free ebook of The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval textbook by visiting the K-State Library page.

The Rural Communities: Legacy and Change textbook is optional but recommended. 

University Members
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