Master's Degree - Community Development

Summer 2024 Course Information
Topics: Community Development & Advocacy In Urban Metropolitan Cities

Course Description
This course delves into the multifaceted realm of community development and advocacy within urban metropolitan cities. Scholars will explore the historical context, theories, and contemporary practices of community development and advocacy, focusing on urban ecosystems. Through theoretical readings, case studies, guest lectures, and independent fieldwork, students will analyze the socio-political, economic, and environmental factors that shape communities and influence advocacy efforts.
Contacts
Instructor

Na'Shon Edwards
nedwards1@ksu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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Textbooks

Urban Problems and Community Development
Ronald F. Ferguson, William T. Dickens
ISBN: 9780815719816
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2011


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.

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.

Wearbon_Kristen_Headshot_for_Website1.pngThe online Family and Community Services Program is teaching me to observe, evaluate, and assist families using a strengths-based approach. In my previous role as alumni advisor, one of my responsibilities was speaking with parents from various backgrounds to prepare them for their scholar's graduation and matriculation. Using what I learned in Resilience in Families and Family Resource Management I was able to highlight families' assets and internal resources to help them help their scholar succeed, in addition to providing them with new information and external resources. All of my courses have contributed in some way to how I now approach my work and interact with those close to me. I am a better employee, sister, daughter, friend, and mentor because of the online Family and Community Services program!

– – Kristen Wearbon, Family and Community Services Student,
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