ANT5000 Theories and Issues in Development Anthropology

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Samuel Dira

Course Description:

Analysis of anthropological theories and practice of development. Attention to social, cultural and economic dimensions of development and change; anthropologists as researchers, practitioners, and critics of local and global processes of development; the third world and the global system; aid business; the World Bank; IMF; bilateral and multilateral development agencies; and missionaries and faith-based development agencies.

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.