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2021-2022 Art, Humanities, Communication
Art, Humanities, Communication

Sustainable Community Development

Focus Award

About the Program

The Sustainable Community Development focus award (18-23 credits) provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will allow them to play a vital role in developing and strengthening their communities in the twenty-first 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 diverse groups to work together for common interests and the expansion of sustainable practices. Community development is studied holistically, including learning communication skills, how to effectively utilize the diversity inherent in American communities, and how people can live sustainably.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Sustainability Focus Award are:

Community Engagement: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively within a group setting. Demonstrate knowledge of community issues, needs, strengths, problems and resources.

Diversity: Analyze the relationship between diversity and social inequality and demonstrate knowledge of ways diverse groups can work together.

Sustainability: Apply the concept of sustainability in examining human relationships with the environment and identify sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

At least six of the credits of the Focus Award must be completed at RCC.


TOTAL FOCUS AWARD CREDITS:
18-22

Program Map

Required Courses
Course No. Course Title Credits

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. or
SOC218 Sociology of Gender

4

SOC228

Environment and Society

4

SRV101

Service Learning

1

 

Total Required Courses

9

Electives (Choose elective courses from the following):

Community Engagement (3-4 credits minimum)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BA214

Business Communications

4

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

COMM115

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

4

COMM218

Interpersonal Communication

4

ED120, 121, 122

Leadership I, II, III

1-3

WR227

Technical Writing

4

_____

Cooperative Work Experience as approved within major 1

3

Diversity (one class, 3-4 credits)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ANTH110

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

CJ214

Crime, Justice and Diversity

4

COMM237

Communication and Gender

4

ECE275

Anti-bias Education

3

ENG257

African American Literature

4

ENG260

Introduction to Women Writers

4

HUM215

Native American Arts and Cultures: Eskimo/Inuit

4

HUM216

Native American Arts and Cultures: First Nations of the Northwest Coast

4

HUM217

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Plains

4

HUM218

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Southwest

4

HUM219

Native American Arts and Cultures: Peoples of Mexico

4

IS110

Introduction to International Studies

4

REL201

World Religions

4

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology
(if not taken as Sustainability elective)

4

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (if not taken as part of Required)

4

SOC218

Sociology of Gender (if not taken as part of Required)

4

SOC235/HST259

The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience

4

_____

Cooperative Work Experience as approved within major 1

3

Sustainability (one class, 3-5 credits)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BI213

General Biology III with lab

4

EET113

Exploration of Alternative Energies (may not transfer)

3

EET118

Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (may not transfer)

5

ENV111

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

GEOG100

Introduction to Physical Geography

3

GEOG110

Introduction to Human Geography

4

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology
(if not taken as Diversity elective)

4

_____

Cooperative Work Experience classes as approved within major 1

3

 

Total Elective Credits

9-13


Note: This focus award is not a formal, transcripted degree or certificate but recognizes student achievement in a specific topic or theme. Focus awards may be earned in combination with a certificate or degree. Classes are lower-division collegiate courses (except where noted) that may transfer to a variety of programs at a four-year college or university as elective credits, program requirements, and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution. Students are encouraged to check with the receiving institution and their RCC academic advisor for the most accurate transfer requirement information.


1 A maximum of 3 Cooperative Work Experience credits may be used toward the focus award as approved by focus award advisor.

 

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