Community Organization is based on the assumption that social problems such as poverty, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism and other social ills are primarily a function of institutionalized oppression and thus must be addressed collectively and institutionally. Consequently, the efforts of community social workers focus on helping to build community, create solidarities, and deliver services at the grassroots level to empower people working together to make their own changes, meet their own needs, and participate more fully in public life and the democratic process.
Community Organization knowledge and skills can be applied to a variety of social work sites in creative ways. The context of practice within which community social workers direct their efforts and have field placements include grassroots settings such as neighborhoods, non profit and advocacy organizations, social change coalitions, and government agencies. Students are also placed in non traditional sites such as universities, labor unions, congressional offices, and with international organizations such as the United Nations.
Community Organization Concentration Requirements:
|CORG 5301||Essential Theory & Intervention Practice in Community Organization
Concurrent with FED 5352 (Field) and FED 5302 (Field Advising Seminar)
|Spring 1st year||3|
|POPR 5310||Program Planning, Development and Evaluation
Concurrent FED 5353 (Field) & FED 5310 (Field Advising Seminar) (Combined course for ADMN, CORG and POPR)
|Fall/Spring 2nd year||3|
|CORG 5370||Grassroots Neighborhood Organizing
Concurrent with: CORG 5353/5354 (Field) & FED 5310/5311 (Field Advising Seminar)
|Fall 2nd year||3||CORG 5302||Theory and Practice for Social Movements for Community Organizing
Concurrent with CORG 5354 (Field) and FED 5311 (Field Advising Seminar)
|Spring 2nd year||3|
|Basic Foundation Courses||28|
|Advanced Method Concentration Courses (above)||12|
|RSCH 5340||Additional Research Course||2|
|CORG 5353||Advanced Field Education III||4||CORG 5310*||Field Advising Seminar (Fall Semester)||0||CORG 5354||Advanced Field Education IV||4|
|FED 5311*||Field Advising Seminar (Spring Semester)||1|
*Registrations will be entered through the Registrar’s Office.