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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
E01L
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

International Development: Novels, Film and Music

This online course uses a number of non-traditional texts including novels, feature films, and music videos to examine several themes in international development, including socialist and neo-liberal models, gender in development, modernization and globalization, governance, post conflict reconstruction, and the role of a development worker. These themes impact the real lives of populations from the Global South, who oftentimes record their protest, struggle, and accomplishment in novels, films, and music. Using these works of fiction to study themes in international development gives students a unique perspective into views on development issues from the Global South. Throughout the course, students compare non-traditional texts from the Global South, while analyzing local, national, and international concerns from region to region. The course also uses academic material from international development texts to supplement the works of fiction.

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.