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INT'L SERVICE GRADUATE

SISG-768
Topics in Sustainable International Development (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include theories and concepts in the politics of global development, global politics of the environment, and analysis of global and international health politics. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: admission to the MA International Relations.

SISG-768
101OL
INT'L SERVICE GRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Sustainable International Development (3)

Sustainable Development and Global Environmental Policy

Global environmental dangers are among the most profound challenges facing humanity. This course introduces students to the sociopolitical dynamics of global environmental affairs. It explores the causes of environmental harm and avenues of effective response. Its overall aim is to familiarize students with the role power plays in the emergence of environmental problems and how power in turn can be wielded in the service of sustainability.

SISG-768
201OL
INT'L SERVICE GRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Sustainable International Development (3)

Global Health Politics and Policy

Beginning with an overview of the most significant health and disease issues facing the global community, including HIV, TB, malnutrition, SARS and avian flu, endemic diseases such as malaria, and the growth of noncommunicable diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, this course relates these nontraditional challenges to current theories and research in international relations. The course addresses a number of different issues in international relations and affairs, primarily from the perspective of how they interact with global and international public health.

SISG-768
001OL
INT'L SERVICE GRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Sustainable International Development (3)

Politics of Global Development

This course offers examination into to the field of international development through examining the history, theory, and current approaches towards alleviating poverty and global inequality. The course focuses especially on who decides, how decisions are made, and what the impacts are of development strategies on the environment and on the most vulnerable members of society. The course also emphasizes critical analysis of the central assumptions and power relations that have influenced the field, and resulting discourses, policies, programs, and political arrangements. Students explore what development means, how to measure it, and how to understand attempts to balance between economic, ecological, and equity concerns. The course engages the key propositions that emerge in contemporary international development debates, and offers frameworks for evaluating theories, interventions and policies and offers a foundation for uncovering and assessing social structures, institutions, inequalities, and development policies as theories meet practice.