Political Science 352

POSC 352
International Development (CG/IR)

1. Catalog Entry

POSC 352
International Development (CG/IR)

Credit hours (3)
Prerequisite: POSC 231 or permission of instructor

Examines the field of international development including economic development and governance assistance activities with attention to classic theories as well as current debates and innovative approaches.

2. Detailed Description of Course

This course is at the nexus of Comparative Politics and International Relations. Students study the issues involved in development, including international systemic features. They also learn to create professional development documents used in the administration of NGOs and international organizations.

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Examines ethical dilemmas in development work; reform proposals for the provision of international aid; Corporations and Assistance AND the Corporatization of Assistance; DIY Development; and Social entrepreneurship using a variety of media and pedagogical methods.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

    1) Students will be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of major real-world approaches to development.
    2) Students will be able to explain innovative approaches organizations are taking in development.
    3) Students will develop professional writing skills for the development industry.  

5. Assessment Measures

May include writing grant proposals, tests, issue presentations, papers

6. Other Course Information

None

Review and Approval

June 15, 2015