HSRV211-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Community Development: Concepts, Practice and the Dynamics of Change

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

In this course, the concept of community in the modern world is explored, together with theoretical and practical approaches to understanding community development. An introduction is provided to community analysis and the dynamics of change in communities.

This course considers critically the concept and praxis of community development. It considers contemporary issues such as immigration, refugees, politics, the environment and health. There is a focus on critical theory, politics and policies in New Zealand and internationally. Theoretically this course focuses on how the concepts of ‘community’ and ‘development’ are socially constructed in attempting to be responsive to the political, cultural and social issues of the time.  

The course is divided into two sections: theoretical considerations and praxis.

Learning Outcomes

1. To critically explore the relation between the individual and belonging to a community
2. To consider and critique theoretical debates in community development practice and ideals
3. To understand social, cultural, political, theological and economic influences and dynamics within contemporary community development
4. To understand cross-cultural issues relating to belonging and collectivity
5. To consider important concepts and practices relating to agency, individualism, collectivism, resources mobilisation, advocacy, power, social justice and governance
6. To critically consider notable socially responsive and subversive communities in New Zealand and globally


University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
           
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

HSRV103 and HSRV104; or, 15 points at 100 level in HSRV and 30 points at 100 level from either Schedule C to the BSW, Schedule V to the BA, or
Schedules C or
E to the BCJ; or
60 points at 100 level from the BA, BSW or
BCJ.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 508
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Geography 603
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

Cindy Zeiher

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Media Post 10% 500 words - due date to be advised
Essay 1 40% 2500 words - due date to be advised
Essay 2 40% 2500 words - due date to be advised
Tutorial participation 10% Due date to be advised

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All HSRV211 Occurrences

  • HSRV211-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • HSRV211-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)