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Community Development

A minor in community development at North Dakota State University provides a program of study for students interested in complementing their major with community development skills. Any major can be complemented with community development training, particularly agricultural economics, agriculture, business administration, communication, economics, education, political science, psychology or sociology.

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The Program

The community development minor is an applied, multidisciplinary minor consisting of 18 credits that expose students to both academic and experiential aspects of community and economic development. The minor includes a core of community development course work and elective course work in three areas related to community and economic developmentā€”economics, business administration and social science.

The Purpose

The purpose of the minor is to prepare students to (1) integrate community development concepts into their own occupations and academic majors; (2) recognize the relationships of social, economic and demographic change on community viability and sustainability; and (3) take a more active role in the affairs of their own communities.

Internship Program

Internships are recommended and may be arranged with Gary Goreham (Department of Sociology and Anthropology), Robert Hearne (Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics) or Joseph M. Jones (College of Business). Internships can be taken in a variety of settings, such as public community and economic development agencies at the state, county or local level; private for-profit development corporations; or non-profit organizations.

Sample Curriculum

Core:

Credits

____________________________________________________

SOC 404 - Community Assessment

3

SOC 405 - Community Development

3

Electives:

Economics

Credits

____________________________________________________

Select at least three credits from the following list:

AGEC 220 - World Agricultural Development

3

AGEC 350 - Agrisales

3

AGEC/BUSN 347 - Principles of Real Estate

3

AGEC/BUSN 374 - Cooperatives

3

ECON 341 - Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 461 - Economic Development

3

ECON 470 - Public Finance

3

ECON 472 - International Trade

3

ECON 481 - Natural Resource Economics

3

Business Administration

Credits

____________________________________________________

Select at least three credits from the following list:

ACCT 102 - Fundamentals of Accounting
(or ACCT 200 or 201 - Elements of Accounting I, II)

3

BUSN 430 - Legal and Social Environment of Business

3

BUSN 431 - Business Law I

3

BUSN 432 - Business Law II

3

BUSN 487 - Managerial Economics

3

FIN 320 - Principles of Finance

3

FIN 410 - Investment Analysis and Management

3

FIN 430 - Management of Financial Institutions

3

MGMT 320 - Foundations of Management

3

MGMT 430 - Leadership in Organizations

3

MGMT 453 - Understanding and Managing Diversity in
  Organizations

3

MGMT 470 - Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  Management

3

MGMT 471 - Leading the Nonprofit Corporation

3

MRKT 320 - Foundations of Marketing

3

MRKT 450 - Marketing Research

3

Social Science

Credits

____________________________________________________

Select at least three credits from the following list:

COMM 200 - Introduction to Media Writing

3

COMM 472 - Public Relations Campaigns

3

EMGT 413 - Building Disaster Resilient Communications

3

EMGT 414 - Spatial Analysis in Emergency Management

3

GEOG 455 - Introduction to Geographic Information
  Systems


3

H&CE 341 - Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

POLS 360 - Principles of Public Administration

3

SOC 431 - Environmental Sociology

3

SOC 439 - Social Change

3

SOC 465 - Applied Demographics

3

SOC/BUSN/ECON - Special Topics

1-3

SOC/BUSN/ECON - Field Experience

1-3

CURRICULUM TOTAL

18

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic adviser or with the Office of Registration and Records.

Minard Hall

Minard Hall is located on the south end of campus on Albrecht Boulevard. (Campus Map)

Contact Information

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
North Dakota State University
Minard Hall 428
Dept. 2350, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108 - 6050

Tel: (701) 231-8657 / Fax: (701) 231-5118
Email: Jeffrey.Clark@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/socanth/

Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
North Dakota State University
Barry Hall 636
Dept. 7610, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58105-6050

Tel.: (701) 231-6494 / Fax: (701) 231-7400
E-mail: Robert.Hearne@ndsu.edu

Department of Business Administration
North Dakota State University
Barry Hall 320
Dept. 2400, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108 - 6050

Tel. (701) 231-7690 / Fax: (701) 231-7508
E-mail: Joseph.Jones@ndsu.edu

Office of Admission
North Dakota State University
Ceres 114
Dept 5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Email: NDSU.Admission@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/admission/


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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:55:47 PM