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Development Studies 201 - Introduction to Development Studies

This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation and understanding of the major theoretical and methodological debates and approaches that have informed global development thinking, policy, and practice over the past sixty years. The emphasis will be to examine the historical context in which different theoretical approaches to development have emerged and their current practical implications for both “developed” and “developing” countries.

Course Objectives: The objectives of this course are to provide students with the tools and theoretical framework for understanding, critically analyzing, and assessing the various debates relating to development, in both international and local contexts from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course is also aimed at providing a strong foundation for subsequent courses in Development Studies

Instructor: Ben McKay Spring 2018
Monday and Wednesdays 9:00-11:45 am


Anthropology 349 - Anthropology of AIDS/HIV

This course uses a holistic and cross-Cultural approach (i.e. an anthropological approach) to explore how gender, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, nationality, and ethnicity impact individuals living with HIV/AIDS focusing on social stigma, discrimination, economic, and political issues within and between global populations. The meaning and importance of HIV/AIDS to individuals and society is discussed.

“It is important to provide treatment and care for those infected with HIV/AIDS, but it is also important to understand how and why they became vulnerable to HIV infection in the first place”

Instructor: Hartmut Krentz Spring 2018
Tuesday and Thursdays 18:00-20:45