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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
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Social Categories, Identity, and Development
This course introduces key social categories that affect the development process at the local, micro, or project level, and the way in which actors/stakeholders in these categories perceive of, and respond to, development projects. These include class, status, elites, bureaucrats, ethnicity, caste, gender and differences based on culture and religion, and abilities/disabilities. It also emphasizes that while these categories are fluid rather than fixed, time- and location-specific rather than universal, and incomplete rather than complete as definitions and open to contestation, most significantly by those whom we seek to categorize.
SISU-340 002
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: 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
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Urbanization in Africa
This course explores the critical issues related to urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the world's most rapidly urbanizing regions. The course explores a range of issues related to governance, service delivery, infrastructure, and transportation across a diverse set of cases, ranging from small and medium sized African towns to examples of African megacities, such as Kinshasa, Lagos, and Nairobi. The course critically examines the factors that contribute to urban inequalities and the strategies undertaken to improve living conditions of African urban residents.
SISU-340 004
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: 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.
SISU-340 003
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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