ANTH 449 - Community Development from the Ground Up

  • 3 credits
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Participatory methods in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects, where multiple stakeholders are involved in the process.

Development as an economic process of wealth accumulation, as well as a socio-political process of empowerment.

This course can be applied towards:


ANTH 100 (Introductory Cultural Anthropology) or ANTH 200 (Cultures and the Global System).

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets, 1st Ed. (1993)
    Kretzmann, John P. and McKnight, John L.
    ISBN: 978-0879461089
  • Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (2012)
    Smith, Linda Tuhiwai
    ISBN: 978-1848139503
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition (2000)
    Freire, Paulo
    ISBN: 978-0826412768


Patrick Dorion

Patrick Dorion is an applied anthropologist and adjunct professor of anthropology at Colorado State University. Recently he concluded a year-long project working with the Ute Mountain Ute tribe and the U.S. Department of Justice for the Byrne Criminal Justice Grant. His research interests center on economic anthropology and non-market economies; social and criminal justice; and participatory community development approaches. He teaches Cultures in the Global System, Indigenous Peoples of North America, and introductory courses in cultural anthropology.