ANT3000 Anthropology of Development

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Samuel Dira

Course Description:

Examination of theories, concepts, and dimensions of development and underdevelopment from an anthropological perspective. Attention to concepts of poverty and inequality; the history of theories of development, social, cultural and economic dimensions of development/underdevelopment; the third world and the global system; and integration of development and missional works.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course equips learners with skills for community development. It will help them understand and address physical, emotional and spiritual needs in culturally appropriate ways in a variety of contexts. The skills and approaches from this course will prepare MUs graduates for the job opportunities in missional tasks and secular roles.

Why This Course Is Important:

Addressing physical and spiritual needs of the poor in a culturally appropriate way is at the center of missional work. This course equips missional leaders with the skills and techniques that enable them reach people and serve spiritual and physical needs.