2013-2014 Catalog


ICD - Intl and Comm Development

ICD-210 Introduction to Development

This course will explore the primary theories and practices in social and economic development of communities on a local and global scale. The course takes its basic approach to the subject from a consideration of the role of culture in economic development and social change. The course will include an overview of the history and impact of globalization, the impact of global population growth and migration patterns, and the growth and impact of transnational corporations on societies. Finally in this course students will receive an introduction to the major multinational bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and World Health Organization, as well as the development activities of governmental and non-governmental agencies.


ICD-229 Essentials of Non-Profit Management

This course introduces the student to the spectrum of management issues in which leaders of non-profit organizations must be involved giving attention to the special nature of non-profit enterprises. The course will introduce students to essential management areas such as the legal framework for non-profit organizations, organizational governance, the role of the chief executive officer, strategic planning, finance, and human resource development. In addition students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of organizational effectiveness and capacity building. Finally the course will provide an opportunity to examine the contributions of the non-profit sector in the broader social and economic environment.


ICD-240 Urban Anthropology

This course will examine urban life in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. Particular attention will be directed to the process of urbanization and to the political economy of the growth of cities; the impact of urbanization on rural cultures; race, class and ethnic relations in urban areas; and social use of urban space.


ICD-260 Models of Urban Ministry

This course seeks to expose students to urban ministries by allowing them to spend one week, under supervision, learning, ministering and serving in a major city in the United States. Prior to the urban ministry experience, through classroom lectures and exercises, students will learn about urban issues and challenges along with the role of the Church as agent of hope and wholeness in the urban environment. Students will also learn the techniques and strategies employed by various church-based community organizations in the urban context in preparation for their on-site observation, and supervised participation. Additional fees are required. Meets General Education intercultural requirement.


ICD-323 Urban Ministries Internship

This course is to be taken on site at an urban ministries center. The student will be provided a foundation for understanding urban cultures, systems, and people through an individually tailored internship and course of study. 1-4 week experience: 3 hours; 5-8 week experience: 6 hours; 9-14 week experience: 9 hours. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: ICD-260.

3 to 9

ICD-325 Urban and Rural Development Practice

This course seeks to provide students with practical insights into areas of urban and rural development practice. It approaches development from a decidedly transformational and Christian perspective. Allowing flexibility for either an urban or rural slant, it attempts to place holistic development practices squarely within the context of the relationship between churches/church organizations and the world in which they are called to serve. Pre-requisite: ICD-210


ICD-350 Transformational Development Principles

This course covers the key principles and processes of transformational development rooted in the tradition and values of self-determination, empowerment, and social justice. The course focuses on direct practice and advocacy for the socially and economically disempowered groups in the society and on bringing the church and the community together to address the problematic social conditions. It is designed to build the students' analytical, political and interactional skills necessary to mobilize the community for collective action and social justice.


ICD-360 Development Internship

The student will be involved in a significant development experience under the supervision of a development practitioner. The internship setting must be in an international development agency or in an urban/rural development organization outside of North America. Direct exposure involving observation and practical development service will be required. The internship must be a minimum of four weeks. Prerequisites: ICD-210, ICD-325 and INT-220.

3 to 9

ICD-450 Community Development Workshop/Practicum

This is an upper level course that allows ICD students to harness the knowledge and skills they have acquired from the program to effectively identify, analyze and resolve local community development issues. Students participate in hands-on community-based research and problem-solving activities, and thus prepare them to work with the community, identify local needs, leverage community assets, and devise strategies to mitigate community challenges. Pre-requisites: ICD-210, ICD-325, ICD-350, MAT-112 and PSY-355 or POL-322.


ICD-480 Development Capstone

This course provides a capstone for the International and Community Development major and is designed to help the students to reflect on learning experiences throughout their coursework and development internships. Various exercises and readings will be used to help the students to integrate wide range of development concepts learned throughout the major. Students will be required to present their internship papers and written development concept papers to the class for constructive criticism from their peers and the faculty to enable them to sharpen their ideas and career path in International and Community Development.

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