Community Development Minor

The Minor in Community Development is designed to introduce students to community development theory, to analytic and research skills pertinent to the field, and to the role of organizations and critical issues in community development.

Note: Only one course from the list of classes below can overlap with your major. All minor classes must be taken for the letter grade. If you elect more than one minor, these minors cannot have any courses in common.

(A PDF version of the minor requirements page is available here.)


All units to complete the minor must come from CRD course work
(No Substitutions and no exceptions!)

Students must take the following core course:

  • CRD 001
  • The Community
  • 4units

In addition, select FIVE courses from the following: 

CRD 118 Technology and Society 4 units    
CRD 140 Political Economy of Regional Development 4 units    
CRD 141 Organization of Economic Space 4 units    
CRD 142 Rural Change in the Industrialized World 4 units    
CRD 147 Community Youth Development 4 units    
CRD 149 Community Development & Environmental Justice 4 units    
CRD 150 Quantitative Community Research Methods 5 units    
CRD 151 Community Field Research: Theory & Analysis 5 units    
CRD 152 Community Development 4 units    
CRD 153A/B/C International Community Development 4 units    
CRD 154 Social Theory & Community Change 4 units    
CRD 156 Community Economic Development 5 units    
CRD 157 Politics & Community Development 4 units    
CRD 158 Community Governance 4 units    
CRD 162 People, Work & Technology 5 units    
CRD 164 Theories in Organizational Change 5 units    
CRD 171 Housing & Social Policy 4 units    
CRD 172 Social Inequality: Issues & Innovations 4 units    
CRD 176 Comparative Ethinicity 4 units    
CRD 180 Transnational Community Development 4 units    
Please visit the CRD Advising Center in 1303 Hart Hall for more information on declaring your CRD minor.