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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-340
Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including comparative development strategies, community development, and youth and development. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240.

SISU-340
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

Social Entrepreneuring

The field of social entrepreneurship, especially in the context of international development, is growing rapidly. This course examines trends in the field including new research on cross-cultural communication, alliances, and partnerships across sectors to make a difference. Using case studies of actual social entrepreneurs and their organizations, students have the opportunity to design their own organization or examine an organization or network of organizations dedicated to social innovation and development.

SISU-340
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

Migration and Development

This course provides students with informed views on migration issues. It introduces several important topics that should be in the minds of (current and future) policymakers when approaching and designing migration-related policies. While taking a mostly economic approach to the issues of migration and economic development, the course offers a variety of viewpoints from different social sciences, and from different perspectives.

SISU-340
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

Social Entrepreneuring

The field of social entrepreneurship, especially in the context of international development, is growing rapidly. This course examines trends in the field including new research on cross-cultural communication, alliances, and partnerships across sectors to make a difference. Using case studies of actual social entrepreneurs and their organizations, students have the opportunity to design their own organization or examine an organization or network of organizations dedicated to social innovation and development.

SISU-340
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

International Development and Education

Education is widely understood as crucial to enriching social, political, and economic life. It is not surprising then that it has been an important area of interest within the field of international development. This course is an exploration of development efforts that are centered on educational issues and the various challenges, questions, and debates that arise from these efforts. Beginning with a brief theoretical overview, students address the contested meanings of development and what this has meant for education in particular. Paying specific attention to themes such as educational rights, gender inequality, universal standards for educational development, poverty, and the role of NGOs and state actors, the course considers how the discourses, practices, and policymaking occurring at the intersection of development and education are being shaped in particular ways.