Required courses are:
• CODE 5033 Community Development Seminar
The seminar investigates the relationships among the concepts, issues and problems associated with community development. It is a theory-based approach to the process of identifying and critically examining the conditions which influence community development in contemporary society. Seminars consist of discussions relative to student presentations and prescribed readings.
• CODE 5073 Research Methods
This course examines the application of research techniques and methodologies to community development. The topics include discussion of current community development and evaluation, methodologies and analyses and research design.
• CODE 5056 Community Development Practicum
This course is designed to integrate practical experience with applied research in a community development or allied field setting, or an in-depth exposure to post-secondary teaching in community development. The nature of the placement is determined by the student’s interest in consultation with, and with the approval of, the graduate student’s program supervisor.
• CODE 5960 Graduate Thesis
Every candidate must prepare an approved thesis based on original work under the direction of a supervisor appointed by the school.
• 3h advanced course in a relevant area based on the approval of the student's graduate advisor
Elective courses include:
• CODE 5513 Applied Community Development
Review and analysis of selected topics in community development. Specific topics, format and content of course are negotiated on an individual or small group basis with members of the faculty.
• CODE 5553 Community Development Theory
Review and analysis of selected topics in community development theory. Specific topics, format and content of course are negotiated on an individual or small group basis with members of the faculty.
• CODE 5533 Research Colloquium
Students will identify major questions associated with community development, develop and apply appropriate research strategies for investigation, write and defend a paper. A summary suitable for publication should be included.
Additional courses may be selected depending on the interests of the student in consultation with the supervisor.