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Fall 2017
Sep 20, 2017
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ARST 640 - Development in Arab World
What is development? How have notions of development, and beliefs about how best to promote it, shifted over time?  In this course, we consider conflicting perspectives on what constitutes progress or human development, and what approaches and institutions might best promote “human development.” We examine how development aid, discourses and institutions have framed our knowledge of the Arab world and the status of human development in the region. What are the most pressing human development issues in the region? What are the obstacles to development? What does development mean given the political and economic contexts of the contemporary Arab world? We will delve deeper into these overarching questions by examining key development arenas such as education, labor and civil society development. The course draws on materials and documents produced by mainstream development organizations as well as a range of academic disciplines (especially anthropology) that provide a critical perspective on development policies and epistemologies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Arab Studies Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Arab Studies

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