Geography of Development

Geography of Development

 

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Overview

Summary: This undergraduate-level course examines the geography of development by looking at a selection of critical topics, drawn primarily from Africa. It considers how the international donor, diplomatic, and science communities work, along with the role of host governments--in pursuing agendas for development.   Approximately half of the course is spent analyzing “the role of land rights in armed conflict and recovery from armed conflict.”

 

Topics Covered: land rights, development and recovery from conflict; and armed conflict and the peace process.

 

Methodology: Exams, documentary video critiques, and a take-home written exercise.