INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-635
Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include rural development; managing economic and political reform; etc. Usually offered every term.

SIS-635
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Social Enterprise: Context and Best Practices

Focuses on the ecology and tool kit of the successful social entrepreneur. Provides exposure to techniques such as appreciative inquiry and asset-based planning, design thinking, small wins, positive deviance, systems thinking, and applied innovation diffusion theory. The basics of branding, positioning, and revenue-based business models are also considered in relation to social enterprises.

SIS-635
004
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Rural Development

This course provides a background to the problems of rural development theory and practice today. Readings explore specific rural dynamics and present the complexities of culture, environment, production, and social change in different settings. The course looks at how rural development has re-emerged as a focal point for development organizations and assesses whether much has changed.

SIS-635
005
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Development Management

The problems of administering public programs in developing countries and the methods by which development projects are carried out. For foreign students who will be returning to developing countries as well as for Americans interested in international administration. Open only to students in the MS in Development Management. Meets with SIS-635 011.

SIS-635
010
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Introduction to Economic Development

Why are some countries rich and some countries poor? This course introduces students to the leading issues in development economics at both the macro and micro levels. It weaves a historical overview of the last century with economic theory and empirical investigations, beginning with a discussion of developing country macro growth policies, the role of the state, debt, and the recent liberalization of foreign trade and financial policies. The focus then shifts to more micro-development topics such as poverty, inequality, education, health, gender, corruption, and crime. Prerequisite: ECON-603.

SIS-635
008
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Globalization, Human Trafficking and Development

This course helps students gain a better understanding of contemporary human trafficking and modern day slavery. The main focus is on cross-border trafficking and includes trafficking for the purpose of exploitation and other slave-like practices, including forced labor, prostitution, transnational marriage, and trafficking for organ harvest. The class discusses the root causes of human trafficking in a globalized world, which includes an analysis of the complex North/South issues of supply and demand, the links to global inequality and poverty, irregular migration, conflict, and refugee issues. Components of anti-trafficking frameworks adopted by the UN, regional bodies, and states are identified and the challenges in combatting human trafficking in a global society are evaluated.

SIS-635
009
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Program Planning In Global Health

This course is designed to introduce development practitioners to the field of global public health. The course has two major aims. The first aim is to provide students with a survey of the major global health problems and solutions. The second aim is have students gain skills for addressing a global health problem at a micro level through intervention planning. Program planning is a necessary skill for any practitioner working with communities or organizations, and for those who want to have an understanding of how to evaluate programs from a policy perspective. Emphasis is placed on writing in a manner acceptable for grant proposals, an essential skill. Several skills are taught during course sessions, including: conducting a literature search on determinants of health for an identified target population; reviewing the evidence base for effective programs; designing a program using a planning model; creating SMART measurable objectives to evaluate your program; and developing a program budget.

SIS-635
011
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

Development Management

The problems of administering public programs in developing countries and the methods by which development projects are carried out. For foreign students who will be returning to developing countries as well as for Americans interested in international administration. Meets with SIS-635 005.

SIS-635
012
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

NGO/Social Enterprise Management

This course for students who plan on, or are considering, a career in nonprofit service-providing or advocacy organizations, gives students an opportunity to apply management best practices to the challenges of running a non-governmental organization (NGO). Students acquire the knowledge needed to organize an effective NGO from the ground up. Equal emphasis throughout the course is given to practicalities of management that keep an organization afloat, and the dynamics of leadership that move it forward. The course covers goal setting, fundraising, strategy formulation, governance, and organization design, and the techniques used to identify opportunities, motivate colleagues, build momentum, use power, and win hearts-and-minds. Special emphasis is given to the emerging practices used by social entrepreneurs and how they can be applied in a broad range of NGOs.

SIS-635
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

SIS-635
005
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

SIS-635
006
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

SIS-635
007
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

SIS-635
008
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

SIS-635
108
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)

SIS-635
004
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3)