Global Development

Course Description

This course explores the synchronic and diachronic context for understanding human social processes in colonialization, globalization, and the current world order. Colonial and postcolonial issues such as inequality, resource competition, ethnic and national conflict, migration, and the transition from traditional subsistence-based communities to market-driven consumerism are illustrated.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze Post- Colonial responses to political, social, and economic development.
  • Critically evaluate the dynamics of resources, inequality, and power in a global context.
  • Analyze the influence of belief systems on the agendas and content of development models.
  • Compare and contrast various economic and community development models.
  • Assess the potential impact of technical and social innovations.
  • Synthesize the current state of globalization and change in developing nations and reflect on common trends, issues, and programs.
  • Develop an understanding of the global-wide social transformation and community development profession, including the roles of consultants, change agents, educators, political leaders, non-profit administrators, and corporate executives.