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Join me in gaining a greater understanding of societal change in theory and everyday life.

Spring 2005


Sociology 469 (Special Topics) -- Neighborhood Context and Community Development
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Explore how community development organizations can draw on social science to improve their understanding of the dynamics of target communities. The class will examine how research on neighborhoods can be used by agencies to develop and evaluate strategies to revitalize neighborhoods based on grassroots planning and a understanding of factors that undermine or support their efforts. Completion of Sociology 101 is recommended, but not required for this course.

Change in Everyday Community Life
Visit the University Community Initiative (UCI) website to learn more about public and private efforts to revitalize and improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods around the UB South Campus.

Students can enhance their academic program, gain valuable experience, and work in the community by working on a UCI project. UCI has projects suitable for students looking for placements for internships offered through their major departments. UCI projects focus on understanding changes in neighborhood conditions,working with local organizations to increase community capacity, community image building and promotion, and providing information and technical assistance to community-based organizations.

You can reach me at dgehl@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-3099. You can send mail to me at the address below.

University Community Initiative (UCI)
101 Allen Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214-8009

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