INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-635
Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Topics in Development Management (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics include rural development and managing economic and political reform. Usually Offered: fall and spring. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

SIS-635
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2018 REGULAR TERM

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Urban Development

Urban Development (3) This course focuses on how to make cities function better, rather than on how to reverse urban growth. The first part of the course reviews the literature on the origins and growth of cities and identifies contrasting views as to the role of cities in national development. The second part of the course takes up six major issues: emergency approaches to urban governance and politics; local economic development (LED) strategies; employment generation and entrepreneurship; slum and squatter upgrading; planning efficient and affordable water and sanitation systems; and urban environmental management (with a focus on waste management, air pollution and innovative transport planning).

SIS-635
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2018 REGULAR TERM

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Introduction to Global Health

Introduction to Global Health (3) This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the emerging field of global health, drawing on literature from the disciplines of public health, epidemiology, nutrition, anthropology, history, and development studies. Students gain an understanding of the scientific concepts, major debates, and recent innovations in global health, as well as gain a critical perspective on popular global health campaigns and global health disparities.

SIS-635
003
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2018 REGULAR TERM

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Children, Youth & Int'l Devel

Children, Youth and International Development (3) The course examines key theories underpinning both social studies of children, and youth, and international development best practices related to children and youth around the world. Beginning with the recognition that engaging children and young people in a constructive manner constitutes a development imperative, the course analyzes their role as significant actors in international and local community development, as well as key players in civil society and peace-building. Topics discussed include children's and young people's education and health, their involvement in labor and contribution to livelihood strategies, environmental issues, youngsters living in especially difficult circumstances, and engagement in peace-building, social and economic justice, and community organizing.

SIS-635
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Human Trafficking in Glbl Soc

Human Trafficking in Global Society (3) This course helps students get a better understanding of contemporary human trafficking and modern day slavery. The course 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, immigration, irregular migration, conflict, and refugee issues; identifies components of anti-trafficking frameworks adopted by the UN, regional bodies and states; and evaluates the challenges in combatting human trafficking in a global society.

SIS-635
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Community Development

Community Development (3) This course provides an overview of issues that affect development practices at the grassroots level. Its overall focus is based on a people-to-people approach. Instead of treating communities as target populations and passive beneficiaries in need of external help, it recognizes peoples' own initiatives, skills, and particular histories. Rather than a technical package for dealing with community development issues, the course nurtures analytic skills and learning abilities that can help would-be practitioners reach a critical, empathetic, and practical discernment of the problems faced in the field. The issues covered by the course enhance awareness of multiple aspects and levels of analysis involved in community development.

SIS-635
003
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Prog Planning in Global Health

Program Planning in Global Health (3) This course introduces development practitioners to the field of global public health. The course provides students with a survey of the major global health problems and solutions. 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. Skills taught also include 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 programs; and developing a program budget.

SIS-635
004
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

NGO/Social Enterprise Mgmt

NGO/Social Enterprise Management (3) 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
005
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Priv Sect Engag w/Soc Challng

Private Sector Engagement with Societal Challenges (3) This course focuses on what students need to know to understand and potentially guide business involvement with social issues. It also considers the limits of such involvement as viewed from the perspective of activist NGOs. Attention is given to the changing role of the private sector regarding international development, human rights, peacemaking, and sustainability, and how companies make decisions in these areas. Topics include corporate social responsibility (CSR), philanthropy, stakeholder theory, codes of conduct, NGO partnerships, social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, as well as alternatives to traditional market-based capitalism such as B-Corporations, and worker and community-owned ventures. Students combine business techniques with social change methods to identify innovative ways to approach entrenched societal challenges and adopt the role of a CSR officer charged with developing an engagement plan for a real-world multinational corporation. Case studies and guests from the private sector supplement practitioner-focused reading assignments.

SIS-635
006
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Course Level: Graduate

Adv Topics in Development Mgmt

Migrant Youth

Migrant Youth: Global Health, Violence, and Communication (3) Using case studies, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the perspectives and experiences of migrant youth, as well as current trends affecting these youth, with a special emphasis on global-level influences. Students examine mitigating factors that contribute to youth's resilience and engagement in health promotion, social and economic justice and community organizing. Students learn concrete tools such as how to develop effective global health communication strategies that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related campaigns offer for adolescent rights and protections.