Capacity Development and Extension (CDE)

CDE*6070  Foundations of Capacity Building and Extension  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Contemporary issues and changes in rural communities and the implications for building community capacity. Students will be introduced to and examine dominant paradigms of community capacity building for meeting rural needs.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6260  Research Design  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Provides students with abilities and knowledge to undertake, formulate and implement research in their chosen area of development. Students are expected to acquire the ability to identify research question and the appropriate designs to answer such questions.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6290  Special Topics in Capacity Building and Extension  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Selected study topics which may be pursued in accordance with the special needs of students in the program.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6311  Community Engagement and Public Participation  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course will explore the philosophy and principles of public participation. An emphasis will be placed on those practices and methods that can be used to engage communities and organizations within a participatory framework.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6320  Capacity Building for Sustainable Development  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Learning processes enhancing human capital in civil society and the organizational and managerial capabilities that can empower communities to meet their economic, social, cultural and environmental needs. Examines development and underdevelopment and the role of non-formal education and administration in facilitation social change in peripheral regions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6330  Facilitation and Conflict Management  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Explore the theories of leadership, practice leadership skills and activities, and develop an understanding of the role facilitation and conflict management play in organizational success. Emphasizes personal individual development through practice, lecture and group discussion. Service learning through facilitation of community meetings will be part of the course.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6410  Readings in Capacity Building and Extension  Unspecified  [0.50]  

A program of supervised independent study related to the student's area of concentration.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6420  Communication for Social and Environmental Change  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Communication process for social change and development including participatory media. Students engage in community-based work involving multi-media projects. Course covers the history of development communication and current praxis in Canada and internationally.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6690  Community Environmental Leadership  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course explores the relationships between the environment and socio-economic issues at the community level and the resulting conflict. Using the social change model, this course examines the linages between advocacy, decision-making and conflict and the development of strategies to mitigate community conflict.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
CDE*6900  Major Research Paper  Unspecified  [1.00]  

Students select a topic and write a paper that does not necessarily include original data but is an analysis and synthesis of materials dealing with the topic selected.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph