International Development Studies

IDS4103Advanced Topics in International Development Studies3 ch (3S) [W]

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.

Prerequisite: Any one of the following: IDS 2103, IDS 3002, IDS 3003, or permission from the instructor.