C DEV 590 XG Summer 2020 - Special Topics in Community Development: International Development

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No
Summer 2020
3 credit hours
Enrollment Limit: 
20
Date: 
June 8, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: 
Summer Lewis, sbl4747@ksu.edu, 785-532-5961
Course Description: 
The topics courses will cover a specific interest area at each offering. The area will vary each term. The special topic this semester will be International development which can be defined as a broad concept encompassing human, social, and economic change on a national and global level. Despite this seemingly straightforward definition, the idea and practice of international development involves a myriad of systems, structures, and perspectives—and is often highly contested. In this course, students will learn more about the theories, actors, and evolution of international development, cooperation, and aid. This overview is accompanied by an analysis of current international development trends and critiques: Who defines and directs international development? How do power, privilege, culture, and worldview influence the process? This course is geared towards students who have an interest in exploring the systems, relations, and politics involved in community development on an international level.
Course Prerequisites: 
Contact GP IDEA Coordinator to enroll.
Required Course Materials: 
TBD
Permission Contact: 
Casey Smith or Michelle Zander, agonlineservices@iastate.edu, 800-747-4478
Proctor Requirements: 
No requirement

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