BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-160 - Community Analysis - 3.00 Credits

ACED-160 - Community Analysis - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Community Analysis examines how communities work. Five community functions - political, social, cultural, economic, and physical - will be identified and will be looked at from research, investigative, assessment, and analytical perspectives. The course highlights how data on the five functions may be collected, and how the analysis of the data can help Community Economic Development officers clarify challenges and opportunities and use the information to direct and inform action planning.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : English 11, Foundations of Math 11, or equivalent assessments, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • find ways to better understand their own communities including how they work;

  • carry out community analysis and use the information to build the foundation for developing and implementing effective community economic development strategies;

  • utilize a number of different research strategies and skills;

  • involve community members in the planning and analysis process, engage their participation, and increase their commitment to community development; and

  • relate specific course-based lessons to long-range planning and policy making for CED in general.
  • Text and Materials: Goodstein, Leonard D., Timothy M. Nolan and J. William Pfeiffer. Applied Strategic Planning: A Comprehensive Guide. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Inc., 1993.
    Kirby, Sandra and Kate McKenna. Experience, Research, Social Change: Methods From The Margins. Toronto: Garamond Press, 1989.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved December 2000.