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Fall 2019
May 22, 2022
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STIA 403 - Haiti: Development Case Study
If there is a single country in which to study development interventions, it is Haiti. Haiti was the site of the UN’s first multilateral development project, which applied technology to intertwined agricultural, environment, and energy challenges. Haiti has since served as a frequent testing-ground for development concepts—applied through command-and-control models or participatory approaches—before their application globally. When the 2010 earthquake refocused attention on Haiti, billions of dollars and thousands of technical experts poured in to implement a new wave of development experiments. Using the Haiti experience as a case-study for understanding global development, this course will focus on areas of STIA interest, including agricultural improvement, energy production, environmental health, disaster management and the roles of civil society and government. Learning will occur through lectures, discussions of select readings, and visits by prominent Haiti development experts. Assessment will be based on participation, a traditional exam, and projects designed to advance student-specific interests. The professor’s lengthy experience in Haiti will help contextualize the interconnections between society, culture, and technology in global development project outcomes.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/STIA Environment/Energy, SFS/STIA Growth/Development, X-List: ENST

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