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This course introduces students to the field of International Development by examining the history, theories, and models of development. Drawing on a range of case studies, students gain an understanding of development as a set of institutions and networks that emerged in the post WW II period and proliferated primarily throughout the Global South, facilitated by neoliberal policies. Critically analyzing the role of development organizations from the Global North in foreign assistance, as well as their influence on social policies and political decision-making, students will apply their insights to current development issues, controversies, and debates.

Current enrollment in the International Development Masters of Arts Program; or permission of instructor

Program: International Development

Credit: 3

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IDP-780

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International Development

Credits 3

IDP-781

Supervised Internship for…

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International Development

Credits 6

IDP-782

Professional Seminar for…

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International Development

Credits 1

IDP-795

Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

International Development

Credits 1-3

IDP-799

Independent Study

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International Development

Credits 1-3

IDP-595

Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

International Development

Credits 1-3