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GSS 210
Introduction to International Development3.0 credit hours
 
In the context of providing recommendations for promoting development at regional, national and international levels, this course explores both theory and practice. It examines various approaches to international development, including relationships between nations and societies. Special attention is given to the role of multinational corporations, international/regional organizations and bilateral agreements in global power and resource distribution. The course also explores and critiques causal factors of and dominant perspectives on development including modernization and technology, dependency, world systems, sustainable development, economic and political systems; social capital, and geography and natural resources.