International Development Studies

IDS6103Advanced Topics in International Development Studies 3 ch

This course explores evolving perspective and schools of thought in the field of International Development Studies ranging from earlier modernization theory through to recent ‘grassroots postmodernism.’  Specific subjects covered may include the movement of peoples, the legacy of failed states and protracted regional conflicts, agrarian transformation, the impact of infra-structural projects, the question of sustainable development, global development organizations, and political resistance.

IDS6203Development Project Design3 ch

This course considers the practical and transferable management skills necessary to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate development projects, using group discussions, realistic project scenarios, and exercise simulations.