International Development Studies

IDS1103Introduction to Development Studies: Global Perspectives on Human Equality 3 ch (3C) [W]

Poverty, inequality and injustice are persistent features of our world. This foundational course sets out to answer the following questions: How did things get this way? What has been done about it? And, what progress is being made? As these questions are explored we survey many of the salient issues in the field of international development studies including climate change, war, debt, global trade rules, foreign, aid, hunger and malnutrition, habitat destruction, rural and urban livelihoods, and population growth.

Exclusions: Students cannot obtain credit for more than one of the following: IDS 1103, IDS 2003, or IDS 2001.