International Development Studies Minor
Introduction to International Development Studies (normally offered in the fall semester)
Academic year 2017-18 - Offered both fall and spring semesters
This course will serve as an introduction to the field of international development, with particular focus on the various disciplines that have contributed to and shaped the development discourse over the past six decades. Readings and lectures will draw from economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, environmental and technological sciences, public health and epidemiology, area studies, ethnic studies, and gender studies. A large component of this course will focus on in-class discussions and presentations that engage the broader debates within development studies in order to critically evaluate the development discourse. Required course work will include group or individual student projects that investigate current development issues and propose engaged solutions that incorporate social justice and human dignity.