INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Politics of International Aid
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

Billions of dollars have been given to developing countries over the past fifty years, yet critics argue that aid is ineffectual or, worse yet, harmful to recipients. In this course, we will examine the politics surrounding the delivery of international aid, exploring who decides the aid agenda, which countries receive what aid and how aid interacts with the political dynamics of recipient communities once it is delivered. The course begins with a brief history of ‘development’ as a concept, tracing the international aid regime’s evolution over the last century, before turning to current debates over international assistance, highlighting throughout how politics pervades even the most technical of aid interventions. The course relies heavily on the case-study method, which asks students to collectively agree on a course of action for a real-world case study. The case method highlights to students the strategic and ethical complexities of aid work, encouraging students to develop their ability to articulate clear, persuasive arguments and to engage in complex negotiations with their classmates.

Schedule

INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
34473
Open
21
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (DIS)
 In Person
34474
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
003 (DIS)
 In Person
34476
Closed
0
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
004 (DIS)
 In Person
34477
Open
8
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
005 (LEC)
 In Person
37297
Open
18
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
012 (LEC)
 In Person
27036
Open
16
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
013 (DIS)
 In Person
27037
Open
0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
014 (DIS)
 In Person
27038
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
015 (DIS)
 In Person
27039
Open
4
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Section 015: Spanish Section. Registration for one additional University Course (UC 390) credit available after classes begin.

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