NINT

5000

Theories, Histories and Practices of Development: Decolonizing International Affairs

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Theory History Practice of Dev

Spring 2021

Taught By: Sean Jacobs

Section: B

CRN: 1321

Credits: 3

Through a mix of lectures, films, discussion, and guest speakers, this course will interrogate what we might mean by order, global norms, rights, and cooperation and consider global affairs through the lenses of colonialism, decolonization, race, class, empire, and resistance, among other themes. This core class surveys the field of International Affairs in response to new global realities, from Black Lives Matter and democratic socialism to ascendant right-wing movements and conflicts stemming from the acute ecological and health crises that confront the twenty-first century. As countries, peoples, governments, cultures, and economies are brought closer together by globalization and ecological and public health challenges, many of these same forces work to separate them, supporting nationalisms, identitarian movements, and retreats to the local. IA practitioners must have a keen understanding of the political stakes of these developments as well as of the institutional, social, and ecological realities that shape them. To that end, this course will examine longstanding debates in IA as well as introducing students to various theoretical and political movements that have sought to critique and remake the academic study and practice of international affairs.

The course follows Global Flows (NINT 5001) in a two-course sequence of required courses.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 50

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:46pm 1/20/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021

Theory History Practice of Dev

Fall 2020

Taught By: Juan Gonzalez

Section: A

CRN: 1178

Credits: 3

This course engages in a critical analysis of development, poverty, and inequality in the world. Drawing on a range of perspectives and inter-disciplinary approaches, the course examines alternative definition of what development is, and theories that explain why some countries and people within countries are faring better than others. The course is intended to deepen students’ substantive knowledge of historical trends in the world economy while critically interrogating assumptions embedded in various theories of “development”. The course focuses on the social, political and economic determinants of opportunity and exclusion in the global economy; analytic and descriptive measurement; global trends; and policy implications. Topics covered include: paradigms of development, inequality amongst individuals and groups, different concepts and measures of poverty, intersections of multiple forms of marginalization, socioeconomic dimensions of stratification, growth, globalization, the role of the state and other institutions, and determinants of and debates about the meaning of development.

The course follows Global Flows (NINT 5001) in a two-course sequence of required courses..

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:47pm 1/20/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/8/2020