2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 381 Social Context/Community Develop

The different bases for healthy communities are explored, with emphasis on anthropological, sociological and biblical models of community. This will include how to revitalize communities which suffer from various problems with complex social causes, such as those with high rates of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, criminal activity, welfare dependency or social service delivery, spiritual apathy and even war and refugeeism. A practical emphasis on community-building programs, policies or advocacy is included. Key field trip experiences will link class participants with practitioners in the field. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)