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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 development-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.

Barry Hall

Barry Hall is located in downtown Fargo at 811 2nd Ave. N. (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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