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DECO 2065A - International Development: Policy & Practice

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

This course will introduce students to a conceptual and policy framework pertaining to the field of international development and aid. The aim of the course is to lend insight into the world of development, its actors, paradoxes and stakes. We will go through academic readings, relevant material from instititional websites and current affairs in order to encourage thoughtful and critical discussions on existing development policies and practices. We expect that by the end of the term students will be able to come up with their own arguments on existing development policies through country or sector based case studies and conceptual frameworks that can be channelled from fields as diverse as economics, law, political sciences, or sociology. The course is not exhaustive but will provide a good start to students willing to pursue a career in the very exciting, tremendously useful and fulfilling field of international development.

Teachers

JAIN, Pooja (Chercheuse)

Course validation

Students will be evaluated on both written and oral assignments. The break-up is as follows: 10 points for class participation and attendance 20 points for presentations based on the course readings. 20 points for an exposé based on case studies chosen by the students. 50 points for the final paper. The length of the paper can vary from 2 500 to 3 000 words.