Youth in Community Development Specialization


Lindsey Nichols

Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education
Co-Director IYFD program

(406) 243-5820


ANTH 444 Culture, Health and Healing 3 cr. Offered autumn. Cross-cultural comparisons of theories and concepts and health and illness. Examination of the impact of these concepts upon health practices and treatment of disease around the world.

CHTH 335 Foundations of Community Health 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., HHP 181. History, philosophy, and theory related to health education and health promotion. Includes the application of health promotion strategies to wellness programs and community health programs.


CHTH 445 Program Planning for Community Health  3 cr. Offered Spring,  Prereq., HHP 330. Overview of the issues, approaches, and techniques community health educators and professionals utilize in planning and implementing programs to assist communities in improving health status and reducing risky behaviors and their determinants.

COMX 415S Intercultural Communication 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Communication principles and processes in cross-cultural environments. Non-Western cultures are emphasized by contrasting them to Western communication norms.


PSCI 463 Development Administration 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., junior standing or consent of instr. Study of the functions and processes of public administration in the Third World. Focus on alleviating poverty and underdevelopment. Includes project design and development planning activities.


SOCI 332 (SOC 300) Sociology of the Family 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., SOCI 101S (SOC 110S). Same as WGS 300. Historical, cross-cultural, and analytical study of the family. Emphasis on ideology, social structures, and agency affecting family composition and roles.


SOCI 355 Population and Society 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., SOCI 101S (SOC 110S). An introduction to contemporary world population problems including population growth, trafficking, fertility, mortality, population policy, and the relationship between population and environment. Emphasizes gender issues in international context.


SW 465 Social Work in a Global Context 3 cr. Offered spring even-numbered years. Prereq., upper-division or graduate standing. Examination of globalization, human rights, poverty, international aid, and gender issues; their relationship to social work and social justice, and strategies for action.