Subjects

instructors
Cauam Cardoso
units
3-0-9U
schedule
TR (2:30-4:00) (1-150)
prerequisites
description

This course introduces undergraduates to the basic theory, institutional architecture, and practice of international development. We take an applied, interdisciplinary approach to some of the “big questions” in our field: What does development mean? Why are some countries persistently poorer than others?

instructors
units
3-0-6H
schedule
MW (9:30-11:00) (9-354)
prerequisites
description

Presents a theory of comparative differences in international housing outcomes. Introduces institutional differences in the ways housing expenditures are financed, and the economic determinants of housing outcomes, such as construction costs, land values, housing quality, and ownership rates.

instructors
units
3-0-6H
schedule
MW (9:30-11:00) (9-354)
prerequisites
description

Presents a theory of comparative differences in international housing outcomes. Introduces institutional differences in the ways housing expenditures are financed, and the economic determinants of housing outcomes, such as construction costs, land values, housing quality, and ownership rates.

instructors
Reinhard Goethert
units
3-0-6H
schedule
TR (11:00-12:30) (1-371)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Considers a new interdisciplinary paradigm of practice that regards dialogue among practitioners and users essential for efficacious and creative design and planning process. Focuses on non-traditional client groups: communities, the poor, and the generally excluded middle-income.

instructors
Reinhard Goethert
units
3-0-9H
schedule
MW (11:00-12:30) (1-277)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

This course explores the divergent motivations and resultant dynamics among international funders, national ministries, local authorities and project benefactors in housing projects. Issues of development are tested against actual projects in a comparative format.

instructors
Susan Murcott
units
3-0-6
schedule
TR (9:30-11:00) (N51-350)
prerequisites
description

Focuses on disseminating water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) innovations in developing countries, especially among underserved communities. Structured around field-based learning, case studies, lectures and videos. Emphasis on core WASH principles, culture-specific solutions, appropriate and sustainable technologies, behavior change, social marketing and building partnerships.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
schedule
T (9:00-12:00) (9-450A)
prerequisites
description

Water and sanitation services are increasingly inundated fields of both study and practice.

instructors
units
2-0-10H
schedule
W (11:00-1:00) (9-451)
prerequisites
description

Examines the role of law in development and introduces economic and legal theories. Topics include formality/informality of property, contracts and "bargaining in the shadow" of the law, institutions for transparency and accountability, legitimation of law, sequencing of legal reform, and international economic law aspects.

instructors
units
2-2-8H
schedule
W (5:00-7:00) (9-451)
prerequisites
description

Combines state of the art research on evictions and displacement globally, in the context of the global crisis of evictions and land grabbing, with the state of the art policy and practice on responses to displacement.

instructors
Calestous Juma
units
3-0-9H
schedule
W (2:00-5:00) (1-371)
prerequisites
description

This seminar explores the role of science, technology, and innovation in international development. It is inspired by the seminal work of Joseph Schumpeter, The Theory of Economic Development, published in 1912. Drawing from contemporary economic developments, it aims to achieve four main objectives.

instructors
Jason Jackson
units
3-0-9H
schedule
T (3:00-5:00) (4-261)
prerequisites
description

Do markets constitute a morally fair and economically efficient means of societal organization? Why have market institutions and logics become so pervasive in modern society?

instructors
Jason Jackson
units
3-0-6
schedule
M (3:00-5:00) (9-450B)
prerequisites
description

This course is intended for MCP students preparing to conduct international field research. The class will introduce the basics of field research, including different types of data collection and qualitative data analysis techniques. Over the course of the semester, students will develop their ideas for their thesis project and prepare a thesis proposal.