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Sustainable Community Development

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Focus Award

The Sustainable Community Development focus award (20-24 credits) provides students with
the knowledge, skills and experiences that will allow them to play a vital role in developing and
strengthening their communities for the 21st century. Diversity and sustainability are issues that
present great challenges as well as incredible opportunities to create strong, thriving communities
that meet the needs of their members and the environment.

Community development includes nurturing the integration of socially, culturally, and economically
diverse groups to work together for common interests and the expansion of sustainable
practices. Community development is studied holistically, including learning leadership and communication
skills, how to effectively utilize the diversity inherent in American communities, and
how people can live sustainably in their own locales.

Completing the Sustainable Community Development focus award is an excellent addition to a
resume. Knowledge of sustainability and diversity issues may be skills employers consider. Students
should be aware that prerequisites exist for most courses, so they should plan accordingly.

Courses for this Program

For more information contact the Social Science Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7508
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7508
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527

This advising guide is for advising purposes only. Please see current college catalog for additional
information on specific college policies and graduation requirements.

In compliance with state and federal laws, Rogue Community College does not discriminate on the
basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status
or disability in employment, or in any of its educational programs or in the provision of benefits
and services to students.