Project Implementation: PIA II

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Project Implementation: PIA II

Spring 2022

Taught By: Mark Johnson

Section: A

CRN: 9290

Credits: 3

The vast majority of international aid and development interventions are delivered via programs and projects. While prerequisites Project Cycle Management, and Critiquing, Negotiating and Advocating Policy courses focus on skills and project preparation, the Practicum in International Affairs II allows students to implement a project, producing a deliverable requested by an international client organization. The Practicum emphasizes deadlines and professional standards for work products, and the importance of being responsive to clients and working closely with teammates. Student teams undertake a Terms of Reference, conduct research, data collection and analysis, and produce a report or other final product. Finally, the team makes a formal presentation to the client and The New School community. As a final-semester capstone course, students apply all cumulative knowledge and experience from prior course work, internships, summer programs and past jobs toward this effort. Project teams or individuals meet separately with their faculty supervisor at a time weekly (to be determined by the team and faculty) to review the week’s work. These meetings are treated largely as “project updates,” similar to what one would have with a client.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 5:21am 10/22/2021 EDT

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Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022