Geography 693D - S-Critical Approaches/Devlpmnt

Eric Thomas

TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM

UMass Amherst
Hasbrouck Room 236
Development is a concept at the foreground of how we think about others. This course provides a critical introduction to theories and strategies of development as they have been applied in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Taking a cultural and historical perspective, we examine not only the economic dimension of development programs, but also the worldview embedded in these programs and how this shapes international relations and how we see ?the other.? We will examine salient critiques of development and explore some of the alternative ideas about human economic and social progress that have emerged in the last several decades.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.