CMT6400 Advanced International Development Theory

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

While much development can be attributed to positive enhancements within various societies, it is important to note in many instances it has come with great detrimental cost. This course will examine numerous developmental theories and practices. Students will appraise the impacts of these applications and offer interpretation of their impacts.

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.