Area of Study
Development Studies, International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies
Taught In English
30 units of credit completed
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe theories developed to explain the different rate and pattern of economic and social development within and between countries and regions and the policy consequences of these explanations are analysed and compared. The theories covered include explanations for different rates of development internal and external to nation states based on social, market, technological and other factors. Significant case studies of policy experience from Latin America and Asia, where a variety of economic and social policy approaches have been adopted are examined. The current status of debates about the nature of underdevelopment and its solutions is reviewed.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.