The Minor in Community Development, offered by the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design (AED), is available to all undergraduate matriculating Temple University students (except for students majoring in Community Development). Community Development as a field embraces both citizen activists and professionals in planned efforts to identify, enhance and create social and physical assets that increase the capacity of residents to improve their quality of life. Through this minor, students undertake formal studies about community development, thereby preparing themselves for contributions as informed citizens and civically engaged professionals.
In this 18-credit minor, students will learn to understand and think critically about the social, political, economic, historic, and cultural dynamics shaping various types of communities. Courses provide important knowledge, values, and skills necessary for community development work. The three electives allow students to explore interests in different facets of community development.
The minor provides students with stronger credentials to apply for graduate level work in planning and other related fields.
Campus Location: Main
Jeffrey P. Doshna, PhD, AICP, Program Head, Planning and Community Development
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Architecture Building, Room 213
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in courses satisfying minor requirements and must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the required 18 credits to earn the minor.
- A student may not double count any course for the Minor in Community Development toward any other major, minor, or certificate.
- At least half of the courses for the minor must be taken at Temple University.
- Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation.
|Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated.
|(F) = offered fall only
|(S) = offered spring only
|(SE) = offered spring of even numbered years
|(SO) = offered spring of odd numbered years
|Introduction to Community Development (F)
|Community Redevelopment and Revitalization
|Select two of the following:
|Housing and Community Development (SO)
|Nonprofit Management (F)
|Community Development Finance (SE)
|Community Engagement and Empowerment
|Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (F)
|Select two of the following:
|Environmental Justice in Communities
|Grant Writing for Non-Profits
|Healthy Community Design and Development
|Placemaking: Revitalizing Urban Communities
|Gentrification and Equitable Development
|Community Economic Development
|Topics in Community Development
|Special Topics in Community Development
|Urban Form and Design
|Land Use Planning
|Sustainable Food Systems Planning
|Ecological Planning and Development
|Sustainability in Suburban Communities
|Sustainable Community Design and Development
|Internet and Digital Technologies for Community Engagement
|Introduction to Emergency Management Planning
|Topics in Community & Regional Planning
|Total Credit Hours