Course Information
Working in Communities: The Power of Social Capital

Course Description
This course will examine social capital beginning with its roots in education, economics, and political science. Different dimensions/types of social capital will be introduced (bridging, bonding, linking, indigenous) and their applications will be examined. Students will learn how social capital operates in a community, ways to identify social capital types, and the effects of different types of social capital on a community’s development potential.

Stephanie Davison

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Foundations of Social Capital
Elinor Ostrom and T.K. Ahn
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84980-249-9
Publisher: Elgar Publishing: UK

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.

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