The process of economic development and growth, as well as the sustainability of growth are the primary themes of this class. We explore the meaning of and measures for development and underdevelopment, the connections between growth and development, the processes that lead to growth and development such as the economic, social, political, and cultural, obstacles to growth and development, and the policies that can alleviate them. Throughout the class the questions of the sustainability and desirability of growth are continually questioned.
Students either write and present a country report, or participate in a regional group project studying a regional development issue. In either case students apply course material in a specific context, learning research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
Triad: Social Science, Language/Global Issues, or College Composition II
Prerequisites: Business and economics major: ECO 201 Microeconomics and ECO 210 Macroeconomics, or Non-majors: ECO 190 Contemporary Social and Economic Issues and permission of the instructor.