Community Development and Planning (CDP)

CDP Course of Study

The Master’s program in CDP requires a minimum of 12 graduate course units. These include 4.5 core CDP course units (including the Final Masters Paper credit for your final M.A. project), 2.5 units of skills courses, and five units of electives (for CDP Accelerated Masters students, 2 of these electives are internship units). You should tailor your skills and electives courses toward your area of specialization. 

Required Core Courses (4.5 units)

Theory, Methods, Application, Demonstration

Course # and Title

# of Units

Who is required to take it?

Theory

IDCE 344 Going Local: Perspectives on Community Development and Planning

1.0

Accelerated Masters students

Theory

IDCE 30250 (One Unit) People and Places: Theories of Community Development and Planning

1.0

Two-year Masters students

Application

IDCE 346  Practicum in Community Development and Planning

OR

IDCE  30240 Planning Studio

1.0

All CDP students

Methods/Skills

IDCE 30289  Community Development Finance

1.0

All CDP students

Methods/Skills

IDCE 390 CDP Research Seminar

0.5

All CDP students

Demonstration

IDCE 30213, Final Masters Project

1.0

All CDP students

CDP Specialization Areas: 
A sampling of skills (2.5 units required) and electives (5 units required)

 

Community Planning

Enterprise Management and Housing & Economic Development

Community-Based Development and Social Change

Analysis

GEOG 356:  Utopian Visions/Urban Realities:  Planning Cities for the 21st Century

GEOG 354 Urban Transportation: Problems and Prospects

SOC 247:  Cities and Suburbs

SOC 267:  Poverty and Social Policy

IDCE 341 Management of NGO Organization (Fernando)

IDCE 30252:  Green Business Management

IDCE 30258:  Controlling Capitalism

IDCE 30261: Knowledge-driven Industries

IDCE 30239: Microfinance, Gender & New Liberalism

SOC 247:  Cities and Suburbs

GEOG 348:  Social Justice in the City

IDCE 304:  International Comparative Community Development

IDCE 30293:  Youth and Community Development

IDCE 30221: Education and Development

IDCE 30321:  Ecology of Resistance and Transformation

GEOG 380: Urban Ecology

PSYC 357:  Special Topics in Peace Psychology

IDCE 30248 Gender and Health

IDCE 309 Roots and Routes: Immigrants, Diasporas and Travel

IDCE 30265 Social Movements: Quest for Justice

SOC 247:  Cities and Suburbs

SOC 267:  Poverty and Social Policy

Methods/ Skills

IDCE 334:  Planning and Zoning for CDP

IDCE 310:  Intro GIS
IDCE 388:  Advanced Vector GIS

IDCE 30244:  Advanced Planning

IDCE 30238:  Public Communication Seminar

IDCE 30212 Introduction to Quantitative Methods

IDCE 30281 Community Needs and Resource Analysis

IDCE 30218 Negotiations in Community Development 

IDCE 30296:  Non-Profit Management (Tigan)

IDCE 30225:  Grant writing

IDCE 30204: Advanced Finance

ECON 4004:  Mgmt Economics STAT4006: Mgmt Dec Models
Financial Mgmt

ACCT4100: Foundations of Accounting

MGMT4707:  Intl Mgmt (1/2 unit) IDCE 30203 Program Evaluation

IDCE 30238:  Public Communication Seminar

IDCE 30281 Community Needs and Resource Analysis
IDCE 30218 Negotiations in Community Development 

IDCE 335:  Strategies for Community Organization

IDCE 366: Principles of Conflict Negotiation

IDCE 30225:  Grant writing

IDCE 30238:  Public Communication Seminar

IDCE 30229:  Monitoring & Evaluation

IDCE30203:  Program Evaluation

IDCE 30296:  Non-Profit Management (Tigan)

IDCE 310:  Intro GIS

IDCE 30281 Community Needs and Resource Analysis
IDCE 30218 Negotiations in Community Development 

Application

IDCE 30240:  Community Planning Studio

IDCE 30393:  Social Applications of GIS

IDCE 30186: Social Enterprise Practicum

IDCE 346:  CDP Practicum

 

Please view Clark’s official Academic Catalog for a complete listing of course offerings. Remember that each IDCE program offers flexibility so students can take classes across programs and within other departments at Clark University, including the Graduate School of Geography and the Graduate School of Management.

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Amar Azucena Cid
(CDP '08)

As a CDP student, Amar Azucena Cid challenged herself to take a wide range of courses, work part-time, and participate in many extra curricular activities. "The courses I took helped to strengthen my ability to look at how community planning needs a holistic approach, bringing housing, transportation, nutrition, and diverse populations to the table."

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