|Semester and Year||FA 2012|
|Time||2:00 PM - 3:15 PM|
Open to Gallatin first-year students only.
From Bono to indigenous community activists in the Amazon, everyone is talking about 'development.' The term, however, means different things to different people and has a long and contentious history. This course considers understandings and measures of international development and poverty from an interdisciplinary perspective. Bridging different conceptions of development rooted in economic, social, cultural, political, psychological, and ecological traditions, it seeks to expose and compare the fundamental assumptions behind different ideas of how people and nations get ahead, indeed flourish. The goal is to provide a clear sense of the chief objects, processes, actors, and policies of development in order to grapple with the important stakes held by these different approaches to transforming societies and economies. Readings may include: Amartya Sen, Frantz Fanon, Bill Easterly, and Herman Daly.
First-Year Program: Interdisciplinary Seminars (FIRST-UG)