DEVELOPMENT AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY 2009
Lecturer : Lynn Thiesmeyer
This course is taught in English for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. We survey the main problems brought about by economic development in Asia, especially Southeast Asia. We also look at the kinds of solutions that the people living with the development process in these countries are attempting to implement themselves.
We look at 4 broad issues in resource-poor areas: 1) sustainable livelihoods in the rural ecology; 2) fulfillment or lack of basic needs; 3) gender and development; 4) public health in developing regions.
Students must already have a high proficiency in reading and writing English at an academic level.