International Agricultural Development and Cooperation

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Agricultural Development and Cooperation

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Agriculture and Natural Resource Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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  • Overview

    Welcome to International Agricultural Development and Cooperation. This course provides students with a basic understanding of international development and cooperation in developing countries with special emphasis on agriculture and primary sectors. On top of economic theories of growth and development, this class addresses actual cases what Korea and other selected countries have experienced and performed developmental planning and policies. This course is divided into two sections. The first section of the course focuses on situations of global and country-specific poverty and theories of agricultural development. The second section deals with actual cases interwoven with strategies and policies for agricultural development and cooperation. Using various levels of data and information we will measure and analyze economic consequences and derive policy implications.

    Course Objectives
    The goals of this course include:
    1. Understand pattern and measurement of agricultural development and cooperation at country and global levels,
    2. Learn economic theories of growth and development
    3. Analyze specific data and information in order to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, and
    4. Investigate country- and region-specific development and cooperation tasks.

    No specific textbook is designated but the class will extensively use the following references:
    1. Perkins, D., S. Radelet and D. Lindauer. 2006. Economics of Development, 6th edition.
    Lecture notes will use some parts of this book especially regarding on the concepts of development and economic growth, theories of economic growth and its measurement.
    2. FAO. 2012. Trends and impacts of foreign investment in developing country agriculture: Evidence from case studies.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations