COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Our CAREY Professors and Mentors have created a few courses now taught in the lower mainland.

Protestant History and Thought

This course is designed to survey and explore a number of relevant issues on the origins of Protestant thought and social engagement. It will look at various historical and critical sources, and examine the different methods of inquiry, influence, and Protestant practice that facilitated major religious, political, and social change. The course will be organized around series of significant events, including pre- and post-Reformation economic and socio-political conditions that set the stage for major religious and cultural change, the uniqueness of Protestant thought and practice within the larger Christian community, and within the world of comparative religion. It will examine the social and economic impact of the Protestant movement, engage in a critical analysis of Protestant resistance to and advocacy for social change, and trace cycles of Protestant expansion and decline in the diverse national experience. Each issue will be explored through primary texts chosen from divergent views within the particular discipline, and will examine the historical development of each theme.

Project Management in Digital Media

Project Management in Digital Media introduces the general concepts of project management skills for those who work in the development and production of various projects for non-profits.

In this course, you will explore project development processes and formulate strategies to manage projects. You will develop an awareness of the issues faced by non-profits, the challenges of selecting technologies, and the relative costs of development and will formulate your own set of best practices for developing and managing projects.

Media Design, Development and Usability

In today’s business world, it is necessary to have a solid understanding of how digital media is designed and developed. Beyond simply creating a web page or shooting some video footage, we need to know the audience(s) for a given project, and develop high quality material that generates the right impact.

This course broadly explores the foundations of design and development of digital media through a course-long project. Working in balanced teams, students will rapidly iterate project changes as they incorporate new design and usability understanding. At the end of the course, each student should have a portfolio-ready project.

Introduction to Communications Strategies for Non-Profits

The non-profit sector includes a wide range of different types of organizations ranging from local churches to large international aid societies like Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. In this course we will discuss the principles of non-profit management as it relates to the communications needs of both large and small non-profits. The course will introduce students to the basics of a number of distinct areas including basic communications strategies, crisis management, marketing plans, event planning, and public relations enabling students to participate in an informed way in non-profit communication events. As such, it lays a solid foundation for further study and entry into a career in the non-profit sector.

Study while you are volunteering or during your gap year
Study while you are volunteering or during your gap year