CMT3400 International Development Theory and Practice

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

For more than a century the global north societies have focused attention on practices of development as a way to advance many areas of the global south. This course will discover numerous developmental theories and practices and identify impacts that have brought us to current ideologies of strategy and practice.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will examine development theories that have been put into practice over the last century so as to better assist students in identifying policy constrictions and benefits and complex theory implementation that have and continue to influence and shape the culture in which the students finds themselves engaged.

Why This Course Is Important:

Unequal distribution of power and economic resources are important issues in a globalized world. The cause and effect of the inequalities that have been produced by ever evolving development theories and practices are important to be able to identify and respond to at a heightened level of understanding and compassion. As one better understands the context and historical impacts of development practice within the country they are engaged, they can better identify with and value those individuals within those circumstances, while diminishing the possibility to other those of different cultures and contexts. This course extends the opportunity to analyze and assimilate these theories and practices for these purposes.