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Sustainable Community Development

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