UGLB

3725

CRS:International Aid & Development Toolkit

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

CRS: Intl Aid&Develop Toolkit

Fall 2019

Taught By: Mark Johnson

Section: AX

CRN: 7658

Credits: 4

This course teaches the skills, tools and methodologies necessary to work in the international aid and development industry. We will discuss the semantic and functional differences between aid and development, Official Development Assistance, humanitarian aid, emergency relief, etc., then familiarize ourselves with the scope of players, large and small, that make up the spectrum of international aid and development work - intergovernmental and multilaterals (e.g. United Nations and its agencies), governmental and bilateral (e.g. USAID), non-governmental organizations and non-profits, community-based organizations, human rights agencies, civil society, charities and foundations. We will also discuss the role of privatization, including for-profit consultants, and Corporate Social Responsibility and social enterprise programs. past and current trends, and future possibilities in the industry, including the role of the private sector, and technology. By course end, students will understand how aid and development projects work and develop skills in project design, including problem identification, stakeholder analysis, proposal writing and budgeting. They will also learn aid and development industry language and terminology, project structures, implementation, evaluation and monitoring practices, and strategies to address potential conflicts and obstacles. We will also consider ethics, cultural sensitivity, and social, political and economic dilemmas, and discuss career opportunities in this sector.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:10pm 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1002

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019