Community & Regional Development, Bachelor of Science College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Faculty

The Major Program

The Community & Regional Development major aims to provide a broad comparative understanding of theories, methodologies, and issues relevant to the study of communities and the people in them. The program focuses on the ways that economic, political and socio-cultural forces are transforming the world, countries, regions, and local communities, and it considers how knowledge can be used to improve the quality of community life.

The Program

Principal subjects of study within the major are community, regional, and organizational development; social change processes; community and regional research methodologies; the role of class, ethnicity, gender, and race in shaping social life; the impacts of innovation and technology on communities, and the effects of social, economic and political systems on regions. The major is organized to allow students to develop fields of concentration that meet their career goals.

Major Advisor

M. Anne Visser

Internships & Career Alternatives

Community & Regional Development students are required to complete an internship in their field before graduation. Internships have been arranged with local, county, and state planning units, health departments, schools, housing offices, businesses, and education programs, among others. Community and Regional Development graduates are prepared for occupations in community development, social research, program evaluation, organizational and educational consulting, city and regional planning, and for-profit organizations. The major also provides effective preparation for graduate or professional study in the social and behavioral sciences or for professional degrees.

Honors Program

An Honors Program is available to Human & Community Development majors who have demonstrated excellence in their field of study. Entrance into the honors program requires that a student completes at least 135 units with a minimum grade point average of 3.500 in upper division courses counted toward the major. The program consists of a project whose specific nature is determined in consultation with the student's Honors Advisor. It may involve completing a research project, a scholarly paper, a senior thesis, or some comparable assignment. The project will have a minimum duration of two quarters and will be noted on the student's record by a variable unit course number or special honors course designation. Successful completion of the honors program requires that a minimum of 8 units of credit be earned in course work for the project. It is expected that a student participating in the Honors Program of the Community & Regional Development major will participate in the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference. Additionally, students participating in the Honors Program will be required to give a public presentation of their work in a departmental seminar program.

Honors Program Advisor

M. Anne Visser

Preparatory Subject Matter
Community & Regional Development
CRD 001The Community4
CRD 002Ethnicity & American Communities4
PLS 021Application of Computers in Technology3-4
or ECS 015 Introduction to Computers
Economics
ECN 001APrinciples of Microeconomics4
or ECN 001B Principles of Macroeconomics
Choose one:5
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Sociology
Choose one:4
Elementary Statistics
Gateway to Statistical Data Science
Preparatory Subject Matter Subtotal24-25
Depth Subject Matter
Comparative Community Change; Core Issues in Community Development
Choose 12-13 units:12-13
Rural Change in the Industrialized World
Community Development
International Community Development: Asia
International Community Development: Europe
International Community Development: Africa
Theories of Organizations & Their Role in Community Change
Social Inequality: Issues & Innovations
Comparative Ethnicity
Transnational Community Development
Economics of Community Change
Choose 8-9 units:8-9
Technology & Society
Dynamics of Regional Development
Organization of Economic Space
People, Work & Technology
Political Processes & Community Change
Choose 8 units:8
Community Youth Development
Community Development Perspectives on Environmental Justice
Social Theory & Community Change
Politics & Community Development
Community Governance
Housing & Social Policy
Methods for Community Research
Choose 9-10 units: 19-10
Community Field Research: Theory & Analysis
Community Economic Development
Empirical Methods in Communication
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Evaluation Research Methods
Intermediate Social Statistics
Internship
CRD 192Internship4
Depth Subject Matter Subtotal41-44
Areas of Specialization
Choose 20 units from each of two options, including at least one CRD course from each option, or 40 units from one option, including at least two CRD courses. These courses cannot overlap with the depth subject. Up to 4 units of variable-unit course work may be counted toward this requirement; e.g., CRD 192.40
Global Communities Option
Organization & Management Option
Students must consult with a faculty advisor to identify an emphasis within the option and to select suitable courses.
Policy, Planning, & Social Services Option
Students must consult with a faculty advisor to identify an emphasis within the option and to select suitable courses.
Community & Regional Development English Coursework Requirement
Choose three courses in English Composition2; at least one must be upper division:12
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Public Speaking
Major Works of the Ancient World
Major Works of the Medieval & Early Modern World
Major Works of the Modern World
Major Works of the Contemporary World
Introduction to Native American Literature
Introduction to Academic Literacies
Introduction to Academic Literacies
Choose at least one:
Advanced Composition
Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology
Writing in the Disciplines: History
Writing in the Disciplines: International Relations
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science & Technology
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing
Writing in the Disciplines: Human Development & Psychology
Writing in the Disciplines: Fine Arts
Writing in the Disciplines: Sociology
Writing in the Disciplines: Film Studies
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing
Writing in the Professions: Law
Writing in the Professions: Journalism
Writing in the Professions: Elementary & Secondary Education
Writing in the Professions: Science
Writing in the Professions: Health
Writing in the Professions: Internships
The Upper Division Composition Exam does not satisfy the requirement
Areas of Specialization Subtotal52
Total Units117-121
1

At least one must be CRD 151 or 156

2

Advanced Placement English score of 4 or 5 which satisfies ENL 003 and/or UWP 001 will satisfy one of the three required courses.

Global Communities Option

Development Policy

ANT 126AAnthropology of Development4
ARE 115AEconomic Development4
ARE 115BEconomic Development4
ARE 142Personal Finance3
CRD 140Dynamics of Regional Development4
CRD 152Community Development4
CRD 153AInternational Community Development: Asia4
CRD 153BInternational Community Development: Europe4
CRD 153CInternational Community Development: Africa4
CRD 164Theories of Organizations & Their Role in Community Change5
CRD 180Transnational Community Development4
ECN 115AEconomic Development4
ECN 115BEconomic Development4
ECN 160AInternational Microeconomics4
ECN 160BInternational Macroeconomics4
ECN 162International Economic Relations4
IAD 170Program Development for International Agriculture4
SOC 138Economic Sociology4
SOC 139Corporations & Society4
SOC 141Industrialization & Social Change4
SOC 145ASociology of Third World Development4
SOC 159Work, Employment, & Careers in the 21st Century4

Gender & Development

SOC 132The Sociology of Gender4
SOC 145ASociology of Third World Development4
SOC 145BGender & Rural Development in the Third World4
ANT 126BWomen & Development4
WMS 182Globalization, Gender & Culture4

Globalization & Politics

POL 124The Politics of Global Inequality4
POL 130Recent U.S. Foreign Policy4
POL 131Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy4
POL 175Science, Technology, & Policy4

Experiential Learning, Area Studies, & Language

Total number of units of credit in Experiential learning, Area Studies, and Language courses cannot exceed 32.
Up to 12 credits transferred from any accredited foreign program or foreign internship, including UC Davis EAP and Summer Abroad programs.
Up to 12 credits in regional area studies classes; e.g., Middle East, China, Latin America.
Up to 12 credits for foreign language.

Organization & Management Option

Administration

CRD 157Politics & Community Development4
CRD 158Community Governance4
CRD 194HASpecial Study for Honors Students 4
CRD 194HBSpecial Study for Honors Student4
ARE 100AIntermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production & Consumption4
ECN 115AEconomic Development4
POL 100Local Government & Politics4
POL 105The Legislative Process4
POL 142AComparative Development: Political Development in Modernizing Societies4
POL 142BComparative Development: Politics & Inequality 4
POL 142CComparative Political Development: Democracy & Democratization4
POL 155Judicial Process & Behavior4
POL 183Administrative Behavior4

Communication

CMN 136Organizational Communication 4
CMN 140Introduction to Mass Communication4
CRD 147Community Youth Development4
CRD 176Comparative Ethnicity4
EDU 120Philosophical & Social Foundations of Education4

Human Resources

CRD 151Community Field Research: Theory & Analysis5
CRD 172Social Inequality: Issues & Innovations4
CRD 176Comparative Ethnicity4
CMN 102Empirical Methods in Communication4
ECN 151BEconomics of Human Resources4
SOC 120Deviance4
SOC 128Interracial Interpersonal Dynamics4
SOC 129Sociology of Black Experience in America4

Management

CRD 118Technology & Society4
CRD 140Dynamics of Regional Development4
CRD 141Organization of Economic Space4
CRD 154Social Theory & Community Change4
CRD 162People, Work & Technology5
CRD 164Theories of Organizations & Their Role in Community Change5
ARE 112Fundamentals of Organization Management4
ARE 113Fundamentals of Marketing Management4
HIS 174AThe Gilded Age & Progressive Era: United States, 1876-19174
HIS 174ADEmergence of Modern America: Discussion1
SOC 138Economic Sociology4
SOC 139Corporations & Society4
SOC 159Work, Employment, & Careers in the 21st Century4
SOC 180AComplex Organizations4

Policy, Planning, & Social Services Option

General

CRD 118Technology & Society4
CRD 142Rural Change in the Industrialized World4
CRD 151Community Field Research: Theory & Analysis5
CRD 153AInternational Community Development: Asia4
CRD 153BInternational Community Development: Europe4
CRD 153CInternational Community Development: Africa4
CRD 154Social Theory & Community Change4
CRD 156Community Economic Development5
CRD 162People, Work & Technology5
CRD 176Comparative Ethnicity4
CRD 180Transnational Community Development4
CRD 194HASpecial Study for Honors Students 4
CRD 194HBSpecial Study for Honors Student4
POL 100Local Government & Politics4
POL 105The Legislative Process4
POL 108Policy Making in the Public Sector4
POL 109Public Policy & the Governmental Process4
POL 142AComparative Development: Political Development in Modernizing Societies4
POL 142BComparative Development: Politics & Inequality 4
POL 142CComparative Political Development: Democracy & Democratization4
POL 154Legal Philosophy4
POL 155Judicial Process & Behavior4
POL 183Administrative Behavior4
SOC 120Deviance4
SOC 140Social Stratification4
SOC 155Sociology of Law4
SOC 185Social Policy4

Community Health & Counseling

CMN 120Interpersonal Communication4
CMN 122Nonverbal Communication4
CMN 165Media & Health4
CRD 164Theories of Organizations & Their Role in Community Change5
EDU 160AIntroduction to Peer Counseling2
EDU 160BIssues in Peer Counseling2
SPH 101Introduction to Public Health3
HDE 120Research Methods in Human Development5
HDE 130Developmental Psychopathology4
PSC 123Hormones & Behavior3
PSC 126Health Psychology4
PSC 151Social Psychology4
PSC 154Psychology of Emotion4
PSC 162Introduction to Personality Psychology4
PSC 168Abnormal Psychology 4

Education & Community

AED 100Concepts in Agricultural & Environmental Education3
AED 160Vocational Education3
CMN 101Communication Theories4
CMN 146Communication Campaigns4
EDU 100Introduction to Schools4
EDU 110Educational Psychology: General4
EDU 120Philosophical & Social Foundations of Education4
EDU 150Cultural Diversity & Education in a Sociopolitical Context4
EDU 151Language Development in the Chicano Child3
EDU 152Academic Spanish for Bilingual Teachers3
EDU 153Diversity in the K-12 Classroom2
PSC 100Introduction to Cognitive Psychology4
PSC 132Language & Cognition4
SOC 124Education & Inequality in the U.S.4

Environmental Policy & Regional Planning

CRD 140Dynamics of Regional Development4
CRD 141Organization of Economic Space4
CRD 149Community Development Perspectives on Environmental Justice4
CRD 152Community Development4
CRD 158Community Governance4
CRD 171Housing & Social Policy4
ECN 115AEconomic Development4
ESM 121Water Science & Management3
ESP 110Principles of Environmental Science4
ESP 160The Policy Process4
ESP 161Environmental Law4
ESP 168AMethods of Environmental Policy Analysis5
ESP 168BMethods of Environmental Policy Evaluation4
ESP 171Urban & Regional Planning4
ESP 172Public Lands Management4
ESP 173Land Use & Growth Controls4
ESP 179Environmental Impact Assessment4
POL 102Urban Public Policy4
POL 107Environmental Politics & Administration4
POL 175Science, Technology, & Policy4
SOC 118Political Sociology4
SOC 138Economic Sociology4
SOC 141Industrialization & Social Change4
SOC 143AUrban Society4
SOC 143BSociology of City Life4
SOC 170Population4

Family & Community

AMS 152The Lives of Children in America4
CRD 147Community Youth Development4
HDE 100AInfancy & Early Childhood4
HDE 100BMiddle Childhood & Adolescence4
HDE 100CAdulthood & Aging4
HDE 101Cognitive Development4
HDE 102Social & Personality Development4
HDE 110Families in Communities4
HDE 130Developmental Psychopathology4
HDE 140LLaboratory in Early Childhood4
HDE 141Field Study With Children & Adolescents4-6
HDE 143Field Studies of the Elderly4-6
HDE 160Social Aspects of Aging4
HDE 161Technology Use, Health, & Aging4
HDE 163Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood & Aging4
PSC 140Developmental Psychology4
SOC 122Sociology of Adolescence4
SOC 131The Family4
SOC 135Social Relationships4
SOC 152Juvenile Delinquency4