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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 #2
GOAL #2:  Students will communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking.

Credit Hourse Needed to Complete Goal:  3 hours

 Prefix  Number  Title of Course  Credit Hours
 ENGL  279/289  Technical Communications I & II *             3
 SPCM  101  Fundamentals of Speech             3
 SPCM  215  Public Speaking             3
 SPCM  222  Argumentation and Debate             3
 UHON  101  Honors Speech Communication


*Currently:  Engineering and sciences students at SDSMT take this six credit sequence in the sophomore and junior years.  Both courses develop written and speech communcations in an integrated fashion in the context of the major.  Students must finsh the entire sequence.

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