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||Poverty, Development and JICA||TBA(Topic 1)|
|Class 3||Role and business of international development consultants||na|
|Class 4||Group presentation for the class of "Poverty, Development and JICA"||TBA(Topic 2)|
|Class 5||Group presentation for the class of "Role and business of international development consultants"||TBA(Topic 3)|
|Class 6||Role and activities of Non-Governmental/Not-for-profit Organizations||na|
|Class 7||International Development, human resources and career path (1)||na|
|Class 8||International Development, human resources and career path (2)||TBA(Topic 4)|
|Class 9||Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)||TBA(Topic 5)|
|Class 10||Group presentation for the class of "Role and activities of Non-Governmental/Not-for-profit Organizations"||na|
|Class 11||Group presentation for the class of "Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)"||na|
|Class 12||Role and significance of private company business in development (1)||TBA(Topic 6)|
|Class 13||Role and significance of private company business in development (2)||TBA(Topic 7)|
|Class 14||Group presentation for the class of "Role and significance of private company business in development (1)"|
|Class 15||Group presentation for the class of "Role and significance of private company business in development (2)"|
There is no assigned textbook for this course. If necessary, handouts will be distributed.
Individual reports (roughly 60%) and group presentation (roughly 40%)