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GEOG0210

Geo Perspect on Internat'l Dev

Geographic Perspectives on International Development
This class is an exploration of some of the key concepts, theories, ideologies, and practices of international development as they relate to issues of environmental and social change. We will approach these “ways of knowing” about development and the environment through three topics: (1) “natural” disasters; (2) oil; and (3) waste. For each of these topics we will draw on multiple case studies across the world including Haiti, New Orleans, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, and South Africa. These case studies will help us to more fully discuss and understand the dynamics of who does development, how, where, why, and with what results. With each of the themes we will examine different practices of international development, including post-disaster international aid, the shipping and dumping of waste, and environmental conflicts in the everyday lives of people in oil-rich areas of the world. This approach will allow us to break down mainstream discourses of development and “sustainability,” critically examine development practice, and imagine alternative approaches to development. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2014

GEOG0210A-F14 Lecture (Mayer)

Fall 2013

GEOG0210A-F13 Lecture (McKinney)

Fall 2012

GEOG0210A-F12 Lecture (McKinney)

Spring 2012

GEOG0210A-S12 Lecture (Mayer)

Spring 2011

GEOG0210A-S11 Lecture (Mayer)

Spring 2010

GEOG0210A-S10 Lecture (Mayer)

Spring 2006

GEOG0210A-S06 Lecture (Mayer)

Spring 2005

GEOG0210A-S05 Lecture (Mayer)

Spring 2004

GEOG0210A-S04 Lecture (Mayer)