Master's Degree - Community Development

Fall 2024 Course Information
Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis

Course Description
This course introduces concepts of communities and regions, theories of economic growth, drivers of economic growth, economic bases of communities, sources of growth or decline in communities, roles of local government and institutions, and analytical tools. The course also explores strategies for local economic development.
Contacts
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

TBD


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

UNL Graduate Studies will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes. For undergraduate students in the ECEMS program, Mel Sedlacek will email students with information and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at https://canvas.unl.edu/. Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.

Please contact the UNL campus coordinator listed below with any questions.

Lisa King for Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Youth Development, and Community Development
Mel Sedlacek for Early Care & Education
Kelly Durkin for Dietetics
Melisia Bieber for Merchandising
Melissa Sailors for Ag Systems Management & Technology, Animal Science, Food Safety & Defense, Grassland Management, Horticulture, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

 


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.

Reuel Drilon is a student in the gerontology and aging studies program.As a non-traditional college student in my early 50s, living and working in the Pacific Island of Guam, choosing the right program for graduate studies was very important to me. The process of selecting the right program was intentional – it had to offer a diverse student population, professors with real-life experiences, a safe space to share cultural perspectives, and a curriculum that offered classes that were aligned with students’ educational and professional goals. The Great Plains IDEA program met and exceeded all my expectations. Concepts from every course have been applied in my profession to the extent that it has aided in the expansion of our services and the population we serve. As I reflect on these successes, I attribute much of it to the genuine care of the GP IDEA professors who were as passionate about the success of each student as they were in the subjects they taught. GP IDEA was definitely the right program for me!

– – Reuel C. Drilon, Gerontology and Aging Studies Graduate Student,
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