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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
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.

SISU-340
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

The Politics of Foreign Aid

This seminar offers a broad survey of the international politics of foreign aid. Specifically, the use of official development assistance as a foreign policy tool, as well as the wide variety of international actors involved in the allocation of foreign aid is examined. The course seeks to understand the motivations behind the giving of aid as well as the impact of foreign aid in recipient countries. Several themes in the political economy of development are addressed including economic growth, governance, democracy promotion, human rights, and complex emergencies. Students learn about the benefits and harms associated with foreign aid from a variety of perspectives.

SISU-340
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality and Development (3)

Information Society and Developing Countries

This course examines the emerging international political framework for participation of developing countries in the information society in terms of the human rights, political, cultural, and economic implications of the global information infrastructure.