2018 Introduction to International Development

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Abe Naoya  Takada Jun-Ichi  Yamaguchi Shinobu      Ichiguchi Tomohide  Hotta Yasuhiko     
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue1-2(石川台6号館404号室(共創コモンズ))  Fri3-4(石川台6号館404号室(共創コモンズ))  
Group
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Course number
TSE.C301
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2018/9/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Keywords

International Development, Transdisciplinary approach, civic society

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

This course consists of lectures and group-work.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to the course and its outline None
Class 2 Introduction to the course and some cases None
Class 3 Group presentation for the class of "Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)" Group-work topic will be announced on the date of the lecture.
Class 4 Role and activities of Non-Governmental/Not-for-profit Organizations Group-work topic will be announced on the date of the lecture.
Class 5 Group presentation for the class of "Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)" None
Class 6 Group presentation for the class of "Role and activities of Non-Governmental/Not-for-profit Organizations" None
Class 7 International Development, human resources and career path None
Class 8 Role and significance of private company business in development  Group-work topic will be announced on the date of the lecture.
Class 9 Role and significance of private company business in development Group-work topic will be announced on the date of the lecture.
Class 10 Group presentation for the class of "Role and significance of private company business in development" None
Class 11 Group presentation for the class of "Role and significance of private company business in development" None
Class 12 Poverty, Development and JICA Group-work topic will be announced on the date of the lecture.
Class 13 Role and business of international development consultants Group-work topic will be announced on the date of the lecture.
Class 14 Group presentation for the class of "Poverty, Development and JICA None
Class 15 Group presentation for role and business of international development consultants None

Textbook(s)

There is no assigned textbook for this course. If necessary, handouts will be distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

As above

Assessment criteria and methods

Individual reports (roughly 60%) and group presentation (roughly 40%)

Related courses

  • TSE.C302 : Introduction to Development Economics
  • TSE.C303 : Introduction to Global Development

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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