Graduate Catalog

IDP 775 Project Design and Implementation for Social Change

IDP-775 introduces students to the design, planning, and implementation of community development projects with Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing people, signed language communities, and people with disabilities. Theoretical frameworks address the nature of social change in societies around the world, the interrelationship between inequitable social conditions and efforts to improve such conditions, and the value of local constituencies¿ involvement in shaping change. Students will develop essential skills for designing projects, as well as training in collaborative team-building and facilitation of projects that are sensitive to local communities¿ viewpoints, social interests, and leadership in local and international development networks.




Prerequisites: Current enrollment in the International Development Masters of Arts Program; or permission of instructor


Graduate, Masters