MAIS 604: Planning and Action for Community Change Report a Broken Link

Master of Arts—Integrated Studies 604: Planning and Action for Community Change is a graduate course delves into the underlying intellectual traditions of community studies and introduces students to the realities of community practice. The central idea of the course is that planning for action, particularly action resulting in community change, is something to be desired in a society that values rationality. In this course we draw on a number of academic disciplines that provide a theoretical as well as practical basis for understanding change at the community level. We apply planning theory from traditions of sociology, political science, and psychology to real organizations in local communities, using theories of practice of community social work and action research.

Supplementary Readings

Unit 1


David, Gerson.

(1993). Strategies for grass roots human development. Social Development Issues, 15(2), pp. 1–13.

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Robichaud, Suzie.  (2003, Autumn). Social work and social networks. Canadian Social Work, 5(1), 80–87.

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