Term: Spring 2022
Subject: Cmty Dev & Apld Econ
Agricultural development emphasizing natural and economic phenomena and the effect of food supplies on population trends and policies.
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.
Introduction and analysis of aesthetics and function of design in the context of communications and marketing, the built environment, and community development.
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.
Directed projects which explore the elements and principles of communication design. Design research, process, experimentation, and production in hand-based and computer-generated design application for multi-modal presentations.
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.
Learn how to use LinkedIn to build or strengthen your professional profile, find your next job or internship, and grow your professional network. Develop communication competence and confidence relevant to your unique experiences and career goals.
Design is essential to creating innovative, useful, and effective solutions to meet complex real-world needs. Design Innovation I offers an introduction to design theories and processes, understanding historic and contemporary contributions, and exploring applications across various fields of practice.
Introduction to principles of microeconomics and their application to food and agricultural markets, resource management, and community development.
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Using a computer to create, manipulate, and record drafting and design concepts, symbols, and conventions to prepare technical and/or presentation drawings at the intermediate level. Students will learn in applied context relating to real world needs. Prerequisite: CDAE 001 or Instructor permission.
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.
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.
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.
Research and produce multimedia news stories that promote and advocate for justice, fairness, equality. Using traditional journalistic approaches and new digital media tools, students will investigate, publish, and distribute stories with a local/national/global impact. Further inquiries into censorship, ethics and social justice within state-/corporate-sponsored news/information. Prerequisite: CDAE 024, ENVS 001 or ENGS 001 or FWIL Course or TAP Course, minimum Sophomore standing.
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.
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.
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.
Examination of strategic communication and how it impacts consumers and the economy. Extensive application of critical analysis to actual strategic communication campaigns from development through evaluation including advertising and other consumer-related ends. Prerequisites: CDAE 015 or CDAE 024.
Legal issues in mass media, including: freedom of speech, libel, invasion of privacy, obscenity and indecency, copyright and trademark. Prerequisite: CDAE 024.
A hands-on media-based class in which students work collaboratively, producing one long-form documentary or many short-form videos about a local community member, issue, or campaign. Students produce media for entertainment, social media, and informational purposes and learn what community media is and how it can develop community. Prerequisite: CDAE 024.
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.
Under supervision of an attorney, students respond to real-world phone, online, and mail requests for consumer information and handle consumer complaints to connect consumers with appropriate and effective resources, professionals, and protections. Sponsored with the Vermont Attorney General's Office. Prerequisite: CDAE 157 or Instructor permission.
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.
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.
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.
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics. Enrollment may be more than once, up to twelve hours.
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 PSS 212 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: PSS 218.
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.
Directed research, planning, design, technical experimentation, production, and evaluation for computer-generated design application. Prerequisite: CDAE 015 or Instructor permission.
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.
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.
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.
Explore macroeconomic principles and concepts as they affect individuals and businesses in local, regional, national, and global economics. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.
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. Pre/Co-requisite: CDAE 254 or EC 172.
Practicum providing experience working as an advanced consumer advocate in the Consumer Assistance Program office. Builds on CDAE 159 experience with students addressing more complex consumer complaints and inquiries as well as leading student teams. Jointly sponsored with the Vermont Attorney General's Office. Prerequisites: CDAE 159 and Instructor permission.
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 CALS 002.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an overview of qualitative research methods and an opportunity to apply such research methods for topics focusing on food systems and health. Prerequisite: Graduate Student standing. Cross-listed with: FS 335.
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.
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.
Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Focus will rotate among three main themes: project resource development skills and techniques (e.g. grant writing and management); stakeholder engagement; and dissertation proposal preparation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Sustainable Development Policy, Economics, and Governance PhD program.
Doctoral Dissertation Research