GBLD521: Community Development in a Global Context

Course at a glance

Next Start Date

June 7, 2021

Subject Level


Course Description

Examines community development from a global perspective as it is practiced in different settings in the world. This includes examining global issues and a spectrum of community-development models, ranging from structured external models to grassroots initiatives originating from within a community (e.g., community movements). Students critically analyze the applicability of various models to specific contexts in different geographic locations; as well as apply their evolving understanding of different community development approaches to real-life contexts. Using current global community challenges and real-world challenges in which they themselves are involved, students explore how different community development approaches can work in a complementary fashion to optimize results at the community level. Pre-requisites GBLD 501 and GBLD 505.

Course Credits

  • 3.00

General Studies Offerings

General studies courses may be eligible for internal transfer credit into their related programs.

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
June 7, 2021 August 15, 2021 $2441.75 Online
June 13, 2022 August 21, 2022 TBD Online
June 13, 2022 August 21, 2022 TBD On Campus