RCSSCI 315 - International Grassroots Development
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
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What does "good development” mean to you? Do impoverished communities around the world need democracy? High quality "Western" medicine for all? Spiritual enlightenment? Debt forgiveness? High tech education? Liberation from U.S. corporations? Gender equality? A return to ancient values and practices? Equality on the world stage? Or to just be left alone?

In this course we will look at how different assumptions about the Global South drive conflicting solutions proposed by governments, aid agencies, religious groups, human rights activists, the business community, rebels, idealists, and grassroots organizations. Be prepared for lively discussion, a deep, personal examination of your own beliefs and values, lots of writing — and lots of help with your writing.

Junior or Senior status required. Some previous courses in economics, political science, anthropology, and/or lived experience in the Global South may be helpful.

RCSSCI 315 - International Grassroots Development
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001 (SEM)
1RC Ugrd
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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