Course Outlines

All SCD Distance Education Course outlines (SCD/REM 201, 301, 401, 403, and 410) are on the Centre for Online and Distance Education website here: http://code.sfu.ca/

Course outlines can also be obtained via SFU Course Outline Search

SCD/REM 201 - Introduction to Sustainable Community Development

Fall classes - in person
Spring Classes - Distance Education

First required course for SCD Certificate.
Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development; rationale for alternative approaches; varying interpretations of community and of development; and essential components for creating local economic development strategies. Sustainable Community Development is introduced as a framework to meet current social and economic needs while ensuring adequate resources are available for future generations. Prerequisites: 30 credit hours, SCD Certificate program approval or permission of the Director for SCD. Not permitted for credit toward the SCD Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Students who have taken CED 201 for credit may not take this course for further credit. Co-requisite: Students may not take this course concurrently with upper division, 400-level, SCD courses.

SCD/REM 301 - Sustainable Community Development Theory and Practice

Fall Classes - in person
Spring Classes - Distance Education

Required course for Certificate and Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
A more sophisticated theoretical foundation for understanding sustainable development at the community level, including an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. The course includes sections on natural and social capital and on making community policy (e.g., the role of local government, economic instruments, etc.) which are essential for the subsequent 400-level seminar courses in the program. It provides an in-depth examination of some of the major issues in SCD globally and within Canada, focusing on:(a) the social and ecological context for SCD; (b) community-based social and economic alternatives; (c) current SCD issues in Canada. Students who have taken CED 301 for credit may not take this course for further credit.

SCD/REM 401- Social Enterprise for Sustainable Community Development

Fall Classes - Distance Education
Spring Classes - in person

Required course for Certificate and Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
Introduction to the theory and practice of social enterprise within an SCD context including the appropriate form of social enterprise for a particular purpose. Prerequisites: CED or SCD/REM 301, or permission of the Director for SCD. Students who have taken CED 401 for credit may not take this course for further credit.

SCD/REM 403 - Leadership in Sustainable Community Development

Fall Classes - Distance Education
Spring Classes - in person

Required course for Certificate and Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
Concerned with approaches SCD leaders require as agents of change, including tackling complex community issues in addition to offering innovative tools for engaging others in meaningful collaboration processes. Prerequisites: CED or SCD/REM 301, or permission of the Director for SCD. Students who have taken CED 403 for credit may not take this course for further credit.

SCD/REM 404 - Project in Sustainable Community Development
Required course for Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
Provides students with an opportunity to apply ideas and models acquired in the program to a practical problem in sustainable community development. Certificate students must apply for special permission to take this course. Enrollment is limited to Post Baccalaureate Diploma students.

SCD/REM 410 - Special Topics in Sustainable Community Development

Elective course for the Certificate and Post Baccalaureate Diploma.
A specific topic within the field of sustainable community development, not covered by regularly scheduled, required courses in the program. Prerequisite: CED or SCD/REM 301 or permission of the Director for SCD. Students who have taken CED or SCD/REM 410 with the same topic for credit may not take this course for further credit.

SCD/REM 410 will be taught in Summer, 2012 with two topics:
SCD/REM 410 C100 (Distance Education): Housing & Community
SCD/REM 410 D100 (Intersession at Harbour Centre): Green Buildings & Sustainable Communities (click for course outline)

SCD/REM 412 - Directed Studies in Sustainable Community Development

Elective course for the Certificate and Post-Bacc Diploma.
This is an individual study course with limited enrollment. SCD students who have taken SCD/REM 301 (or CED 400) and SCD/REM 401 are welcome to apply. Please complete the new application form available on the CSCD website http://www.sfu.ca/cscd/academic-programs/forms.html. Permission of the instructor is required before enrollment. We recommend students seek permission before the exam period at the end of the previous semester. Proposals will not be accepted later than the first week of the new semester.