University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

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Subject: Cmty Dev & Apld Econ

CDAE 001 - Drafting & Design in SketchUp

Creating pictorial presentation and 3D model drawings using SketchUp software. Basic methods and procedures of architectural, three-view, oblique, isometric, and perspective computer-aided drawings.

CDAE 002 - D2:SU:World Food,Pop & Develop

Agricultural development emphasizing natural and economic phenomena and the effect of food supplies on population trends and policies.

CDAE 003 - D2:Intr to Dev Carib & Cent Am

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the culture, history, diversity, geography, and the impact of ethnicity, poverty, and oppression on development in the Caribbean and Central America.

CDAE 004 - D1:US Food, Social Equity &Dev

Provides an introduction to gender, race, class, and ethnicity with particular emphasis on food, population, economic, and ecological issues in sustainable agriculture, food systems, and community development. The geographical focus emphasizes the United States.

CDAE 006 - Energy Alternatives

Concepts of energy, work, and power. Energy conversion, utilization, and conservation. Alternatives to fossil fuels including solar, wind, biomass, etc. Energy systems for rural areas.

CDAE 014 - Visual Design Studio

A computer based portfolio development class focused on learning the fundamentals of composition and standard graphic software to create a range of visual communication solutions. Prerequisite: Public Communication majors only.

CDAE 015 - Visual Communication

Introduction and analysis of aesthetics and function of design in the context of communications and marketing, the built environment, and community development.

CDAE 016 - Digital Illustration

Digital illustration introduces methods of conceptualizing and executing illustrations to solve communication problems, using a range of techniques within vector and raster-based software applications. Prerequisite: CDAE 015, ARTS 002, or permission.

CDAE 024 - Fund of Public Communication

This course provides students with the foundation for understanding communication components, processes, contexts, and applications and introduces research and theory through critique and case study.

CDAE 061 - SU:Principles of Comm Dev

Introduction to principles of microeconomics and their application to food and agricultural markets, resource management, and community development.

CDAE 091 - Introductory Special Topics

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CDAE 095 - Special Topics

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CDAE 102 - Sustainable Community Dev

Introduction to perspectives and methods used to develop healthy communities that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable with rural and urban, U.S. and international examples. Prerequisites: CDAE 002, ENVS 002, or Instructor permission.

CDAE 105 - SU: Food Waste to Value

Hands-on learning in generating alternative and sustainable sources of energy and valued byproducts from waste streams for enhancing food safety and community development applications along with fossil fuel reduction. Prerequisites: CDAE 002, CDAE 006, CDAE 061, PSS 010, PSS 021, or ENVS 002.

CDAE 114 - Doc. Film for Social Change

Documentaries can leverage social change through education, fundraising, or urging political action; the results are hardly guaranteed. Introduces the study of documentaries as they relate to social change, environmental, and community development movements; focusing on film and context. Prerequisites: CDAE 002, CDAE 024, FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009, or FTS 010.

CDAE 119 - Event Planning for Athletics

Focuses on providing students basic knowledge and skills of event planning with real-life experiences. Topics covered include sponsorship, fundraising, marketing, promotions, branding, ticket operations, social media, event operations, and risk management in support of event production. Prerequisites: ENGS 001, CDAE 024, or Instructor permission.

CDAE 120 - Strategic Writing for PCOM

Students learn to write standard messages and documents including e-mail, memos, letters to the editor, fundraising letters, news releases, brochures, and feature stories. Prerequisites: CDAE 024, ENGS 001, or ENGS 050; Public Communication majors/minors only.

CDAE 121 - News Writing Across Media

Students learn to report and write news for print, online, and broadcast formats through practical application of media literacy skills and study of current events. Prerequisite: ENGS 001 or ENGS 050.

CDAE 123 - Media-Policy-Action

Examines the connections between media, public policy, and policy outcomes. Provides hands-on learning (action) experiences in news reporting and policy-making through the lens of the Vermont Legislature and Vermont's policy and media culture. Prerequisites: Any of the following: ENGS 001, ENGS 050, POLS 021, CDAE 002, CDAE 015, CDAE 024.

CDAE 124 - Public Communication Media

Students gain insight into mass media and contemporary issues, social marketing with local Service Learning agency partners, social polling, and the interaction of media, governance, law, and ethics. Prerequisite: CDAE 024.

CDAE 127 - Consumer,Markets&Public Policy

Analysis of consumer choices through the examination of consumer behavior theories, current marketplace issues and public policy. Prerequisite: One of the following: CDAE 024, CDAE 015, ENGS 001, ENGS 050, or permission.

CDAE 129 - Communication Law

Legal issues in mass media, including: freedom of speech, libel, invasion of privacy, obscenity and indecency, copyright and trademark. Prerequisite: CDAE 024.

CDAE 140 - Leadership in Practice

Study of leadership theory and how it informs the practice of leadership. Focus on applying leadership theory to personal practice learning how leadership affects the changes that organizations face. Prerequisite: CDAE 024.

CDAE 157 - Consumer Law and Policy

Law as an expression of public policy to protect consumers in the marketplace. Emphasis on laws prohibiting deceptive advertising and marketing practices. Prerequisites: ENGS 001, ENGS 057, CDAE 024, or CDAE 061; Sophomore standing.

CDAE 158 - Personal and Family Finance

An examination of personal and family financial management concepts and topics within various income levels and stages in the life cycle. Prerequisite: CALS 002 or CALS 085 or equivalent. Fall.

CDAE 159 - Consumer Assistance Program

Jointly sponsored by UVM and Vermont Attorney General. Under supervision of an attorney, students respond to phone and mail requests for consumer information and handle consumer complaints. Prerequisite: CDAE 157 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 166 - Intro to Comm Entrepreneurship

Introduction to the theory and practice of developing and operating an entrepreneurial activity based on specific business. Emphasis on business development, operation, financing, marketing, and social responsibility. Prerequisites: One of the following: CDAE 002, CDAE 061, or permission.

CDAE 167 - Fin Mgmt: Comm Entrepreneurs

Understanding and creating business and personal financial records for entrepreneurs including applications common to entrepreneurial business practices using contemporary financial software. Prerequisite: CDAE 166 or Instructor permission; must take lab.

CDAE 168 - SU:Marketing:Com Entrepreneurs

Marketing concepts and methods and their applications for community entrepreneurs. Focus on development of marketing plan and its use in guiding business operations. Prerequisite: CDAE 061 or permission.

CDAE 173 - Evolving Trends in Int'l Devel

Examines how donor countries have approached international development since World War II. Includes focus on a range of issues including health, agriculture, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, shifting terms of trade and globalization's effects on international development. Prerequisite: CDAE 002 or POLS 021 or POLS 041 or POLS 051 or POLS 071 or ENVS 002.

CDAE 178 - Socially Responsible Marketing

Addresses communication with the public to build stronger, healthier, safer communities. Students use public communication skills to craft messages for a defined audience and consider how public/private entrepreneurs/organizations can help solve societal problems, particularly related to college-aged audiences.

CDAE 191 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CDAE 195 - Special Topics

Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics. Enrollment may be more than once, up to twelve hours.

CDAE 224 - Public Communication Capstone

Students work with non-profit and municipal community partners to develop professional level communications strategies and materials. Students complete their professional public communication portfolios and resumes. Prerequisites: Senior standing; CDAE 024, CDAE 015, and CDAE 121 or CDAE 120.

CDAE 237 - Economics of Sustainability

Economic analysis that integrates natural resource and community planning for sustainable development at local, national, and international levels. Examples include land use, sustainable agriculture, and green business. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 250 - Applied Research Methods

Methods used in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Critical review of literature, and data collection, analysis, and interpretation for descriptive, inferential, and evaluation research. Prerequisites: One of the following: STAT 141, STAT 111, or equivalent course. Must register for CDAE 250 lab.

CDAE 254 - Microeconomics for Appl Econ

The study of economic choices of individuals and firms, and the analysis of competitive and noncompetitive markets. Emphasis on application of intermediate microeconomic theory. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.

CDAE 259 - Consumer Assistance Program II

A practicum providing further experience working as a consumer advocate in the CAP office. Builds on experience with consumer complaints and inquiries gained in CDAE 159. Prerequisites: CDAE 159 and Instructor permission.

CDAE 267 - Strat Plan:Comm Entrepreneurs

Applications of marketing, finance, and management strategies. Drafting a real working business plan for community entrepreneurs and economic development. Prerequisites: One of the following: CDAE 166, CDAE 167, CDAE 168, or equivalent course; Senior standing only.

CDAE 271 - Local Community Initiatives

Provides a robust understanding of the history of Vermont community development; ongoing Vermont projects; ideas and plans for maintaining and invigorating the local community and future economy. Students work with community partners to identify and prioritize community needs and develop a project to address those. Prerequisite: CDAE 102.

CDAE 276 - Community Design Studio

Problem-based community design studio course with research on existing conditions, needs assessment, sense of place, and development of sustainable and integrative design solutions and processes. Prerequisites: CDAE 015, CDAE 001, or equivalent.

CDAE 291 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Department permission.

CDAE 295 - Special Topics

Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics. Enrollment may be more than once, up to twelve hours.

CDAE 296 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Total credit toward graduation in CDAE 196 and CDAE 296 cannot exceed 15 credits. Offered at department discretion.

CDAE 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

CDAE 326 - Community Economic Development

Examines how rural and urban communities address poverty, unemployment and other economic problems through job creation and retention, workforce training and support, and other development strategies. Cross-listed with: PA 326.

CDAE 351 - Research & Evaluation Methods

Conceptualization, collection and analysis of primary and secondary data; interpretation, and communication of results of applied research and/or evaluation studies for decision makers. Separate lab required. Prerequisite: Three hours of Statistics.

CDAE 354 - Advanced Microeconomics

Principles and applications of advanced microeconomics: consumer and market demand, firm and market supply, perfect and imperfect markets, partial and general equilibrium, and policy analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing.

CDAE 392 - Graduate Seminars

Report and discuss research projects and findings of graduate students and faculty, and offer workshops on selected topics in community development and applied economics. May enroll more than once for up to three credits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CDAE 395 - Advanced Special Topics

Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CDAE 101 - Computer Aided Drafting&Design

Using a computer to create, manipulate, and record drafting and design concepts, symbols, and conventions to prepare technical and/or presentation drawings. Prerequisite: CDAE 001 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 108 - Comparative Food Systems

Explores food production systems looking at social, economical, environmental dimensions; draws from multiple disciplines such as economics, sociology, agronomy, biology, geography, and history; critically explore scales of agriculture from very small-scale to very large. Prerequisite: CDAE 002, CDAE 004, or NFS 073. Cross-listed with: FS 102.

CDAE 112 - Social Media:Theory 2 Practice

Explores social media from theoretical and professional practical perspectives, immersing students in the complex and multifaceted world of social media communication. Prerequisites: CDAE 024, CDAE 015, CALS 002, or CALS 085.

CDAE 145 - Propaganda, Media, & Cit Respn

Develops critical thinking skills about news media. Studies propaganda, media ownership, and the use of print media, radio, television, and the internet, to influence the public through various propaganda techniques from 1900 to present. Prerequisite: CDAE 015 or CDAE 024 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 171 - Community&Int'l Econ Transform

Models of economic development, including constraints to economic transformation and policy approaches and strategies for promoting social welfare and sustainable development. Prerequisites: CDAE 002; Instructor permission required.

CDAE 196 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Total credit toward graduation in CDAE 196 and CDAE 296 cannot exceed fifteen hours. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CDAE 208 - Agricultural Policy and Ethics

An examination of American agriculture and policies from various perspectives - historical, political, ecological, technological, social, economic, and ethical. Emphasis on contemporary issues, policy options, and future development. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.

CDAE 218 - Community Org & Development

The roles of forms of community capital, civic engagement, leadership, social and political institutions, and communities of place and interest in a community development context. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing; CDAE 102 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 231 - Applied Computer Graphics

Directed research, planning, design, technical experimentation, production, and evaluation for computer-generated design application. Prerequisite: CDAE 015 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 251 - Contemp Policy Iss:Comm Dev

In-depth study of sustainable development policy issues, with emphasis on understanding systematic interactions among economic development, biodiversity conservation, climate change, energy, food and watershed planning. Prerequisites: One of the following: CDAE 102, CDAE 171, CDAE 186, or equivalent course.

CDAE 253 - Macroeconomics for Appl Econ

Explore macroeconomic principles and concepts as they affect individuals and businesses in local, regional, national, and global economics. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.

CDAE 255 - Applied Consumption Economics

Analysis and application of micro-economic principles as they relate to consumers, including consumption and saving, investments in human capital, market work, household production, and leisure choices. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.

CDAE 260 - Smart Resilient Communities

Focus on social ecological systems integration framework to determine community resilience, enable smart design processes at the nexus of food, energy and water systems and learn practical skills, such as early warning systems, ubiquitous computing and interactive scenario planning techniques. Prerequisite: CDAE 102 or Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: PA 260.

CDAE 273 - Project Development & Planning

National, community, and private sector project development. Focus on planning methods and policy instruments, sectoral linkages, and contributions to the economy as a whole. Pre/co-requisites: CDAE 102 or Instructor permission.

CDAE 278 - Applied Community Planning

Project-based community planning studio; students work collaboratively with community partners. Topics vary in response to the project and will typically include visioning, strategic action planning, community engagement and facilitation techniques, values-based decision making, mapping, and creative placemaking. Prerequisite: CDAE 102, NR 104, or PSS 137.

CDAE 393 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CDAE 128 - The Consumer & Advertising

Examination of advertising strategy and how it impacts consumers and the economy. Extensive application of critical analysis to actual advertising campaigns from development through evaluation. Prerequisites: CDAE 015 or CDAE 024.

CDAE 205 - Rural Comm in Modern Society

The changing structure and dynamics of rural social organization in context of modernization and urbanization. Emphasis on rural communities in the U.S. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology. Cross-listed with: SOC 205.

CDAE 266 - Dec Making:Comm Entrepreneurs

Quantitative decision-making methods and applications for community entrepreneurs. Major topics include linear programming, risk and uncertainty, inventory decisions, and e-commerce. Prerequisites: CDAE 166, MATH 019, and CALS 085 or CS 002.

CDAE 131 - Appl Des Studio: Lt Frame Bldg

Site planning, building planning, material selection. Functional and structural considerations including heating, ventilating, and insulation. Consideration of environmental relationships. Prerequisite: MATH 009 or higher.

CDAE 175 - Farm Credit Fellowshp Prac/Sem

Acquaints students who have a strong interest in farm management and farm finance with financial intermediaries serving agriculture. Prerequisite: CDAE 167.

CDAE 272 - Int'l Economic Development

International trade, finance, investment, and development theories and policies for community development. Prerequisite: CDAE 102 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CDAE 273.

CDAE 321 - Econ of Sustainable Food Syst

Utilizes common economic tools, ideas and applications to analyze issues concerning the sustainability of food using a combination of readings, lectures and discussions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: FS 321.

CDAE 359 - Applied Econometrics

Presents common econometric methods to perform regression analysis on empirical data. Upon completion, students will understand and apply econometric methods to conduct rigorous regression analysis. Students will also better read, interpret and discern research papers' quality using econometric methods.