2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDCE 30222 - Advanced Topics in Development Theory

Advanced Topics in Development Theory. This seminar provides students with an opportunity to engage in an in-depth study of some classical theorists of modernity and development. It aims to establish firm theoretical and textual foundations for the future study of politics, economics, culture and social relations related to “third world development.” Topics vary. May be repeatable for credit.


This courses is for students who intend to ‘practice’ M&E professionally and who have successfully completed an introductory M&E course (including training in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods), and/or who have substantial prior experience working in program M&E or a closely related field.  It will focus on exploring the range of M&E methods and methodologies and M&E systems and will provide opportunities for applying and practicing these modes and methods.  The course aims to enable students practitioners to develop deeper understanding of the characteristics of an effective M&E system, review approaches to planning for M&E, including Theory of Change, select and use appropriate data collection methods and tools effectively, consider principles and steps in data analysis and the issue of quality of evidence, toward improved M&E within projects, programs, and organizations.  This course will have a substantial professional and applied component which will run concurrently and parallel with the regular weekly course/class meetings and workshops.

Anticipated Terms Offered: typically in the spring