ISD 2000: Introduction to International Sustainable Development (2024-2025)

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Creates a strong foundation for the study of International Sustainable Development by introducing students to history, theories, and major issues of international development. Students will learn different definitions and measurement of international development, ethics of development practice, and the differences between secular and Christian framework for development. They will also learn major theories of development, with an emphasis on modernization, dependency, neoliberal, and post-development paradigms. Finally, students will examine how major factors/issues—such as institutions, geography, foreign aid, and corruption—affect international development. Students will explore these topics by reading and analyzing development debates in the academic literature and by examining real-world cases. Typically offered: Autumn.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 126 5 Mohammad Qadam Shah
12:50PM-2:50 PM
Otto Miller Hall 127
40 of 40 seats open
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Attributes: WK Social Sciences, Cultural Understand&Engagement
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term