How does Civil Society and Freemasonry relate today?
Is Freemasonry a Religion?
Is Freemasonry a Community Building Organization?
Presentation on Communitarian Thought to University of Illinois College of Law Conference on Economic Development, Champaign, Illinois, April 22-25, 1993. http://www.jimmywinokur.com/AAPages/JLWProfessionalPages/Activities.htm
The stranger was about 25 years old and stayed at Lewis's friends house asking questions from 2:30 am until 5am. Lewis never got any information about the man besides his first name, and he doesn't know why the stranger had a big map of Wasilla/Palmer that he carried inside with him. Under the new legal system the community development agent did not need to disclose anything. In case you think this looks like an issue that needs to be decided by the courts, go see what kinds of experience you'd be up against here:
So, it's still winter and I'm totally out of cut wood after 52 below for two nights and finally a reprieve last night (only 28 below) and today (almost 5 above!), so I can't go too deeply into this yet. But there's no question of whether or not Alaskan graduates have the skills Lewis said this young guy has. And yes, our local colleges are teaching ABCD as a community development tool.
What kind of jobs exist for UAF students trained in this major field of study:
The (UAF) Rural Development degree is built around a required 33-credit core of RD courses that focus on the theory and practice of "rural and community development" in indigenous and other rural Alaskan communities.
* RD 300(W) Rural Development in a Global Perspective (3 cr.)
* RD 325 Community Development Strategies (3 cr.)
* RD 350(O) Indigenous Knowledge and Community Research (3 cr.)
* RD 351 Strategic Planning for Rural Communities (3 cr.)
* RD 352 Rural Business Planning and Proposal Development (3 cr.)
* RD 400 Rural Development Internship (3 cr.)
* RD 450 Managing Rural Projects and Programs (3 cr.)
* RD 475(W) Senior Project (3 cr.)
* RD Electives (6 cr.)
* RD, Alaska Native Studies, or Education electives (3 cr.)
RD300W Rural Development in a Global Perspective (s) (3 Credits) Fall Explores the relationship between rural communities and the global economy, with an emphasis on sustainable development. Highlights the multiple meanings of "development" and issues of population growth, environmental change, gender, and indigenous peoples as they relate to rural development. Includes an introduction to the basic concepts and theories of development. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.)
RD315 Tribal People and Development (s) (3 Credits) Alternate Spring Comparative examination of socioeconomic development processes on tribal peoples in third and fourth world societies. Attention to implications of these processes for Alaska Native people. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.)
RD325 Community Development Strategies (s) (3 Credits) Spring Examines principles and strategies of asset-based development in rural communities throughout the world. Explores the history of community development ideas and case studies of specific strategies in Alaska and beyond. Topics include community healing, economic renewal, and collaborative decision-making approaches.
RD350O Indigenous Knowledge and Community Research (3 Credits) Fall Provides students with an understanding of community research approaches and techniques. Emphasis on the role and need for community-based research and ethical issues associated with it. Students use a hands-on approach to learning about oral history documentation, surveys of community assets and needs, and basic community survey techniques.
RD351 Strategic Planning for Rural Communities (3 Credits) Spring Examination of the major components of planning and grant writing processes as they relate to community level land use, business and social service projects. (Junior standing or permission of instructor.RD352 Rural Business Planning and Proposal Development (3 Credits) Provides undergraduate students with an understanding of the principles and processes involved in strategic planning, business planning and proposal development with the focus on application to rural Alaska. Focus is on meeting the unique planning needs of rural Alaska comunities and organizations to help develop sustainable new business and garner grant resources for immediate community needs.(3 + 0) Offered Spring