Theories, Histories and Practices of Development

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

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)

Sync Type: N/A

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: 10:56am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

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