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GEOG 7016 - Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: Completed degree (72 units)
Incompatible: GEST 5005, GEOG 5005, GEOG 5094

In recent years, community engagement has become a central dimension of governance as well as policy development and service delivery. However efforts to directly involve citizens in policy processes have been bedevilled by crude understandings of the issues involved, and by poor selection of techniques for engaging citizens. This course will provide a critical interrogation of the central conceptual issues as well as an examination of how to design a program of effective community engagement. This course begins by asking: Why involve citizens in planning and policymaking? This leads to an examination of the politics of planning, conceptualisations of "community" and, to the tension between local and professional knowledge in policy making. This course will also analyse different types of citizen engagement and examine how to design a program of public participation for policy making. Approaches to evaluating community engagement programs will also be a component of the course.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10231 WR01 20 1 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 1pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 1pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
20315 WR02 10 8 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 1pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 1pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class