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SDSU's M.S. in Community Development

Community Development deals with challenges faced by communities in the United States and other countries, particularly those in rural areas. Global economic restructuring and the devolution of government services have produced an environment in which Community Developers are called on to think and act in innovative ways.


Community Development is a progressive field, actively promoting positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change. It encourages people to see the "whole picture," engaging citizens in democratic decision making and action. As a student in the Community Development degree program, you have the opportunity to study with leading educators and researchers representing diverse fields including Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Native American Studies, Economics and Natural Resources.

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Goal #1
GOAL #1:  Students will write effectively and responsibly and will understand and interpret the written expression of others.

Credit Hours Needed to Complete Goal:  6 hours

 Prefix  Number  Title of Course  Credit Hours
 ANTH/SOC  211  Social Science Writing             3
 CJUS  202  Writing & Research in Criminal Justice             3
 ENGL  101  Composition I             3
 ENGL  201  Composition II             3
 ENGL  205  Business Writing             3
 ENGL  284  Introduction to Criticism             3
 ENGL  277  Tech Writing in Engineering             3
 ENGL  279/289  Tech Communications I & II *             3
 ENGL  283  Creative Writing I             3
 POLS      202  Writing & Research in Political Science             3
 UHON  110  Honors English             3
 UHON  211  Honors Interdisciplinary Civilizations II             3
*Currently:  Engineering and sciences students at SDSMT take this six credit sequence in the sophomore and junior years.  Both courses develop written and speech communications in an integrated fashion in the context of the major.  Students must finish the entire sequence.

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