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.