TimeDaysLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS Class NumberSyllabus (Tentative)
Callaway Center S105
Michael Rich. HSCW. 42295 TBA.

January 12, 2011- April 25, 2011

Crosslisted: CBSC370B-00P, ENVS370B-00P, POLS370B-00P.

Catalog Description: (Same as Political Science 370BWR and Community Building and Social Change 370BWR.) Open only to students admitted as fellows in the program in Community Building and Social Change.

Semester Details:

This course, the second in the three-course sequence in community building and social change, will provide an introduction and overview to the tools, methods, and strategies for planning and evaluating comprehensive community initiatives. While the foundational principles for this course are drawn from social science research methods, our primary focus will be on the application of those methods to addressing important real world problems.  A fundamental objective of this course is to assist fellows and their community partners in developing a solid work plan for undertaking their collaborative community building projects, which will be the focus of the summer practicum in community building and social change.

Note: This course has an accompanying Lab, POLS 370L-00P / SOC 370L-00P / ENVS370L-00P / CBSC370L-00P, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm.

Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources

  1. Bardach, Eugene. 2008. Practical Guide for Policy Analysis.
    ISBN: 9780872899520.
    CQ Press (3rd Edition)
  2. Mintorm, Michael. 2003. People Skills for Policy Analysts.
    ISBN: 9780878409006.
    Georgetown University Press
  3. Additional readings will be placed on electronic reserve.

The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.