2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ID 125 - Tales from the Far Side: Third World Development and Underdevelopment in the Age of Globalization

Discussions of geopolitics invariably refer to the problems of Third World (under) development. What is so compelling about the idea of development? Why does it ail much of the so-called Third World? What are some of the solutions to development dilemmas—neoliberal market reforms or attention to women, ethnic groups and other heretofore marginal issues such as the environment? Or is the development enterprise fundamentally flawed as some postcolonial scholars claim? This course introduces students to key histories, concepts and debates in international development through critical and analytical engagements with fiction, films and theoretical literatures on the subject.

Cross Listed: PSCI 125

When Offered: Offered every year

Faculty: Kiran Asher, Ph.D. Associate Professor of IDCE