Global Development Studies

GDEV 2000: Introduction to Global Development (5)

Offerings

Introduces issues, theories, and discourses of global development. Surveys various approaches to development and inequalities. Compares secular and faith-based frameworks.

GDEV 2001: Development Issues in International Setting (5)

Offerings

Introduction to the major issues and concepts in the field of global development in the context of a given country. Students will examine themes via in-country classroom lectures, discussion, readings, and field experiences. Typically offered: Varies.

Attributes: WK Social Sciences

GDEV 3000: African Development (5)

Offerings

This course provides an overview of the key issues in 20th and 21st century African development. Beginning with the legacy of colonialism, in the first half of this course we explore how geography, ethnic conflict, weak institutions, and political instability consistently undermined both economic growth and poverty alleviation in Africa. In the second half, we examine the shift out of historic "poverty traps" in Africa, looking at the role played by processes of state consolidation, governance reforms, foreign direct investment, economic diversification, and greater integration in the global economy.

Equivalents: ECN 3000, POL 3000 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded. Prerequisites: POL 2320: D or better OR (ECN 2101: D or better AND ECN 2102: D or better)

GDEV 3050: Institutions and Institutional Analysis (5)

Offerings

This course begins by asking the question: What are institutions and why do they matter? We cover the major concepts in Neo-Institutional Economics (NIE) and examine the relationship between institutions and individual decision making. By understanding the position institutions play in choice situations, we are able to shed important new light on questions of poverty, development, conflict, and political order.

Equivalents: POL 3050, ECN 3050 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded. Prerequisites: POL 2320: D or better OR (ECN 2101: D or better AND ECN 2102: D or better)

GDEV 3100: East Asian Politics & Economic Development (5)

Offerings

The countries of China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan have moved more people out of poverty at a faster pace than any other region at any time in the history of the world. At the same time, several of these states have achieved the goal of establishing stable, consolidated liberal democracies. This course sets out the competing theories that explain the political and economic development of the region.

Equivalents: POL 3100, ECN 3100 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: POL 2320: D or better OR (ECN 2101: D or better AND ECN 2102: D or better)

GDEV 3200: Geographic Information Systems in Biology (3)

Offerings

This course provides an introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems. Specifically, the student will learn how to use ArcGIS with prepared data sets and will create their own GIS database based on field observations as a term project.

Equivalents: BIO 3200 Attributes: Upper-Division

GDEV 3300: Southeast Asian Development (5)

Offerings

Study abroad program in southeast Asia at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) in Phnom Penh. This program will run the full length of the summer quarter. Over the first four weeks, students will complete an accelerated version of the course "Southeast Asian Development" exploring the development histories and distinct challenges confronting the ASEAN states. Over the subsequent six weeks, students will intern full time at one of several NGOS in Cambodia.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: POL 2320: D or better

GDEV 4899: Capstone: Civil Society (3)

Offerings

Studies theoretical or practical issues in politics, government, and global development.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Global Development Studies Majors only. Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: BUS 1700: D or better OR Spreadsheets Competency (SBGE): P or better

GDEV 4900: Independent Study (1-6)

Offerings

Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

GDEV 4940: Global Development Internship (1-15)

Offerings

Provides field experience with non-profit organizations or public/private sector organizations appropriate to global development challenges. Under faculty sponsor supervision, students will apply concepts in global development major to real-world situations. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

GDEV 4950: Special Topics in Global Development (1-5)

Offerings

Special topics in Global Development Studies. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division