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International Development

Why do some countries develop rapidly while others, even with similar resources, languish? What can be done at domestic and international levels in order to lift people out of extreme poverty? This course will cover the main elements of development as a national and global issue from multiple perspectives—economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental. It will consider some of the major actors, including international financial institutions, the United Nations system with its goals for equitable and sustainable human development, and the global economic system. The readings and discussions will introduce noted development analysts from both the West and the developing world. In class, we will consider factors that contribute to or impede development success through case studies of countries at various stages: the least developed, those moving upward, and those that have risen to middle income status.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A deep understanding how countries develop differently and what can be done to enhance development
  • The knowledge of how cultural, environmental, and political perspectives shape development

Ideal for

  • Students who are interested in international development
  • Professionals working in a field in which more advanced knowledge of development will enhance their career
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2019
    • Date

      Jun 8 - Jul 13
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Woolworth Building
    Tuition $525