"International Dev: Community-based Approaches" - Special Topics in International Studies
- Brian T Hanson - 1902 Sheridan
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- This course will introduce community-based approaches to international development currently being applied in the "Global South," and will explore their social, political and economic contexts and impacts. Students will understand the relationships among "strength-based" strategies such as asset-based community development, appreciative inquiry, participatory rural appraisal, resiliency organizing and sustainable livelihoods approaches; and will contrast these strategies with more traditional large scale development investments. Additionally, this course will explore the specific development context of the countries which students will be working in and the development issues they will be working on. Students take this course as part of the Global Engagement Studies Institute summer study abroad program. The course will be taught at the Evanston campus before students begin their field work abroad, and again once they return. They will then use their experience from the field to critically assess the promise and limitations of community-based strategies for development.
Enrollment is by application only. Applications accepted until March 1st, 2012. Please visit www.gesi.northwestern.edu to learn more and apply. NOTE CLASS DATES: 6/15/12-6/21/12 AND 8/17/12-8/20/12
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