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Jonathan W. Warren
SIS 498
Seattle Campus

Readings in International Studies

Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.

Class description

This readings seminar will consider some of the broad debates in the development literature in the past few decades and discuss how many of the most important development variables have been overlooked because of how economies have been theorized. One goal, then, will be to identify those overlooked variables, which if reckoned with would translate into more effectual development policies and practices. Second, we will question the overally didactic method of development carried out by most development practioners and entities. The recipients of development projects are usually treated like the unenlightened beings in Plato's The Cave. The putative challenge is to get them to "see the light" rather than involve them in the process of defining the development problems and solutions. The geographic focus will be on Latin America and East Asia.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar; class discussion led/facilitated by instructor.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Considerable reading and writing.


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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 03/01/2012