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Course Information
Elective in CD: International Development

Course Description
International development can be defined as a broad concept encompassing human, social, and economic change on a national and global level. Despite this seemingly straightforward definition, the idea and practice of international development involves a myriad of systems, structures, and perspectives—and is often highly contested. In this course, students will learn more about the theories, actors, and evolution of international development, cooperation, and aid. This overview is accompanied by an analysis of current international development trends and critiques: Who defines and directs international development? How do power, privilege, culture, and worldview influence the process? This course is geared towards students who have an interest in exploring the systems, relations, and politics involved in community development on an international level.
Contacts
Instructor

Summer Lewis
Office: 785-532-5961
sbl4747@ksu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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Textbooks

Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, Issues, and Practice
Paul Haslam, Jessica Shafer, and Pierre Beaudet
Edition: Third
ISBN: 9780199018901
Publisher: Oxford University Press


Course Access
 
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Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

Lectures with Summer Lewis (summerbclewis@gmail.com)

University Members
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