COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND PLANNING
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
14789
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad LG/SU3 Basis
Description
This course seeks to train professionals to develop, manage and lead community service organizations that address human service needs and revitalize communities. This course will provide a framework of systems, power, and inter-organizational network theories, and will define communities in terms of issues, identity and place. Social work values of social and economic justice, participation, democratic practices, social inclusion, empowerment and capacity building will serve as a foundation for this course. This course will explore models of community organizing, including: locality development, social planning and social action, as well as transformative, participatory, feminist, community building and power-based models. Students will examine consensus, campaign, and contests strategies and tactics relative to these models and the techniques for recruiting and mobilizing citizens and constituencies to address social issues and build on local assets. In addition, students will learn: 1) frameworks and tools for assessment, analysis and planning; 2) development of human, social, and economic capital; 3) community capacity building for leadership, organizational, and partnership development; 4) settings of community practice, including unions, environmental, community and faith-based organizations, community development corporations, collaborations and coalitions, enabling and intermediary organizations, and policy and social action groups; 5) roles and skills in community organizing; 6) concepts and issues related to urban communities, including racism, poverty, neighborhood/commercial revitalization, workforce development, housing, and crime. Students will produce a major field project to demonstrate community assessment, analysis and action planning competencies and frameworks learned in class.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: SWGEN 2098 and SWBEH 2063 and SWWEL 2081; CREQ: SWRES 2021; SBPLAN: COSA (Social Work-MS)
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom/.

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Tara Sherry-Torres
Meets
Tu 6:30PM - 9:20PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
207 Lawrence Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
14
Seats Open
11
Class Capacity
25
Unrestricted Seats
11
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0