Global Perspectives in Community Development
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This course places the practice of CD in an international context that emphasizes how large-scale global changes affect communities around the world. Students will investigate how the impact of poverty, urbanization, the environment, and decentralization have affected international settings and how world trade, tax reform and the global communications revolution have affected communities and impacted CD practice locally. An exploration of what is meant by international community development and CD as an evolving social force in planned change globally will be included along with a review of the many organizations that promote CD internationally – UNESCO, WHO, UNICEF and others. Common social values and principles that underlie the practice of CD globally will be identified and discussed, as well as the relationship between human rights and community development.
Course Learning Outcomes