Community Development (CODE)

Courses

CODE 5013 Introduction to Community Development: 3 semester hours.

This course will examine the nature and role of community development activities as a strategey to increase the assets a community has at its disposal to solve problems. The course explores both local government and not-for-profit sector organizations with a focus on partnership and corporations. The role and responsibilities of a consensus organizer in the CD process will be examined.

CODE 5016 Community Development Studio I: 6 semester hours.

A selection of supervised field trips, case studies, research projects and other hands-on community experiences to give students a contextual understanding of the community development profession.

CODE 5023 Advanced Community Development: 3 semester hours.

Advanced studies in the history, theory and practice of community development.
Prerequisites: CODE 5013.

CODE 5026 Community Development Studio II: 6 semester hours.

Projects and case studies applying community development theory.
Prerequisites: CODE 5023 (may be taken concurrently).

CODE 5033 Community Dev Studio: 3 semester hours.

Research projects and hands on experience to give students a contextual understanding of the community development profession. The focus of this class will be on the social and physical aspects of a community's development.

CODE 5043 Community Dev Practicum I: 3 semester hours.

Laboratory and supervised practical experience in a community-based organization. Students will be involved in the actual operation of a community organization. The focus of this class will be on management, economics and political aspects of implementing community projects.

CODE 5063 Commun Dev Prac II: 3 semester hours.

Laboratory and supervised practical experience in a community-based organization. Students will be involved in the actual operation of a community organization. The focus of this class will be on management, economics and political aspects of implementing community projects. This course is a continuation of CODE 5043.

CODE 5073 Comm Dev Financing: 3 semester hours.

Non-traditional financing strategies will be studied to support projects addressing the development of distressed communities.

CODE 5083 Demograhpy & GIS: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to the use of demography and geographic information systems (GIS) in the design and development of communities. This course is designed to enhance student's research skills with GIS technology.

CODE 5093 Coll Community Project Studio: 3 semester hours.

Multi-disciplinary (fields of business, social science, architecture, civil engineering, nursing, health science, construction science, criminal and juvenile justice, and urban planning) research projects and other hands-on community experiences to give students a contextual understanding of the field of community development within their disciplines.

CODE 5103 Cultural Heritage Preservation: 3 semester hours.

This course will explore the history and theory of historic preservation in the United States and an overview of the professional practice of preserving the cultural and physical heritage of buildings, structures, sites and communities will be examined.

CODE 5113 Historic Preservation Material Conservation: 3 semester hours.

This course will examine preservation standards, the regulatory environment and professional practices related to building preservation and adaptive use.

CODE 5123 Historic Preservation: 3 semester hours.

This course will explore research skills and the historic designation process of buildings and districts at the local, state, and national levels.

CODE 5133 Recording Historic Building Sites: 3 semester hours.

Documenting according to Historic American Building Survey (H.A.B.S.) standards.

CODE 5143 Presv Law & Econ: 3 semester hours.

This course will provide students with a working understanding of the governing laws that are used in a professional historic preservation practice.

CODE 5203 Introduction to Community Leadership: 3 semester hours.

Identifying and anticipating future leaders of communities through selected programs.

CODE 5213 Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation: 3 semester hours.

Skill building strategies and exercises in critical thinking, listening and identity based communications.

CODE 5303 Community Political Structure: 3 semester hours.

The role and function of public and private organizations and local, state and national government in the community development process.

CODE 5313 Community Management and Leadership: 3 semester hours.

The theory and practice of leadership and management in various community development related settings.

CODE 5323 Community Analysis: 3 semester hours.

The basic skills of studying and understanding the structure, function, goals, standards and performance of a community.

CODE 5343 Community Research: 3 semester hours.

Methods for recognizing information needs, sources and applications.

CODE 5363 Community Physical Structure: 3 semester hours.

The physical context of the community and its impact on community health and development.

CODE 5406 Internship: 6 semester hours.

Approved internship with a community development related organization.

CODE 5503 Capital Development: 3 semester hours.

Fundraising strategies and relationship building.

CODE 5513 Grant Development: 3 semester hours.

This course will examine the process of securing and managing resources to support effective nonprofit projects and community development activities.

CODE 5523 Campaigns And Gifts: 3 semester hours.

Campaign strategic planning and techniques used in driving donor decisions.

CODE 5543 Research for Capital and Grant Development: 3 semester hours.

Research for fundraising efforts.

CODE 5603 Land Development and Planning in Declining Communities: 3 semester hours.

This course will explore techniques used to identify and acquire vacant or unmanaged properties in depressed neighborhoods. The course examines challenges, social and other influences and changes throughout the world, with a special emphasis upon less industralized area.

CODE 5613 Land Development and Use Control Strategies: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of land and real estate development. The course will provide an overview of the development process, the land development team, site analysis reading development drawings and environmental issues.

CODE 5743 Global Community Development in the United States: 3 semester hours.

This course will explore the role of immigrants, non-U.S. citizens, and foreign investors in developing rural and urban America. The course will examine the role of immigration on shaping the social and economic form of American cities and suburbs, and the role of histroric preservations in economic development.

CODE 5753 International Community Development Policies and Practices: 3 semester hours.

The role of government and private organizations in developing distressed foreign communities.

CODE 5803 Principles of Real Estate I: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of the real estate profession. Licensing requirements and the Texas Real Estate Licensing Act are covered. This course satisfies one of the core course requirements to apply for a State of Texas Real Estate License.

CODE 5813 Principles of Real Estate II: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to real world practices through the use of lectures, guest speakers, and case studies. This course will expose students to the many activities involved in real estate transactions. This course satisfies one of the core course requirements to apply for a State of Texas Real Estate License.
Prerequisites: CODE 5803.

CODE 5823 Law of Agency: 3 semester hours.

This course covers the representation of property owners, buyers and/or intermediaries. This course satisfies one of the core course requirements to apply for a State of Texas Real Estate License.

CODE 5833 Law of Contract: 3 semester hours.

This course covers FHA, VA and Conventional contracts. Students will be exposed to the applications of property acquisition contracts. This course satisfies one of the core course requirement to apply for a State of Texas Real Estate License.
Prerequisites: CODE 5823.

CODE 5903 Community Art: 3 semester hours.

A study on the influence of community arts and its impact on society. This course will explore the impact of art as a means of communication and expression. The historical context will include studies of the Paleolithic cave writings to modem day murals and graffiti.

CODE 5993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Individual reading, research and/or field work in selected topics.

CODE 5996 Independent Study: 6 semester hours.

Individual reading, research and/or field work in selected topics.