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SISU-340 Topics in Global Inequalty/Dev Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics including comparative development strategies, community development, and youth and development. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240.

SISU-340-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Geography of Uneven Devel
Geography of Uneven Development (3) This course explores key spatial dualisms that structure our world and the way we think about it. The class unpacks concepts such as local/global, rural/urban, and first world/third world, highlighting the interconnected histories and processes that have produced geographies of uneven development.
SISU-340-001
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Social Entrepreneuring
Social Entrepreneuring (3) 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
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Migration and Development
Migration and Development (3) 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-340-003
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Urbanization in Africa
Urbanization in Africa (3) 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 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Religion, Security & Devel
Religion, Security and Development (3) This course examines complex causal relationships between religious practices and institutions, freedom from bodily harm, and human development across its economic, ecological, social and political dimensions. It covers different traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Agnosticism; explores different forms of violence at the scales of households, communities, sub-national regions, countries, and world regions; and integrates qualitative and basic quantitative methods of inquiry. Assigned readings comprise monographs and excerpts from textbooks as well as book chapters and scholarly articles. In addition to developing substantive knowledge about the religion-security-development nexus, students should expect the course to help them train their analytical and writing skills.