This course aims to provide an understanding of basic concepts and goals of international development through case studies, which will be explained by guest speakers who are working at the frontier of various fields of development. The guest speakers have or had rich experiences in development aid, development consulting, civic institutions work and private firm business. The course will consist of the combination of lectures and group discussions and presentations.
This course equips the students with the following skills:
1) they can understand the various work and roles of various development related organizations and examine the current state and issues in developing countries.
2) they can propose how they can solve issues through case studies
3) they can strengthen their group-work skills through discussions with other students
International Development, Transdisciplinary approach, civic society
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course consists of lectures and group-work.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of the course and its outline||TBA|
|Class 2||Current Trends in International Development||TBA(Topic 1)|
|Class 3||Group presentation (Topic 1)||na|
|Class 4||Work and role of the development aid agency||TBA(Topic 2)|
|Class 5||Role and significance of education in development and ICT application||TBA(Topic 3)|
|Class 6||Group presentation (Topic 2)||na|
|Class 7||Group presentation (Topic 3)||na|
|Class 8||Work and role of the development consultant||TBA(Topic 4)|
|Class 9||Role and significance of higher education of science and engineering in development||TBA(Topic 5)|
|Class 10||Group presentation (Topic 4)||na|
|Class 11||Group presentation (Topic 5)||na|
|Class 12||Role and significance of private company business in development||TBA(Topic 6)|
|Class 13||Role and significance of Non-governmental organization (NGO) or Not-for-Profit Organization (NPO) in development||TBA(Topic 7)|
|Class 14||Group presentation (Topic 6)|
|Class 15||Group presentation (Topic 7)|
There is no assigned textbook for this course. If necessary, handouts will be distributed.
Individual reports (roughly 60%) and group presentation (roughly 40%)