While Development Studies often relies on the same methods and theories of different social sciences, development issues, such as poverty, education, health, corruption, and conflict require a unique understanding of their causes and how to solve them. This course will position students to approach these issues academically, from a policy lens, or simply as a curious global citizen.
Students will begin the semester with a bilingual mini-course on current academic and policy issues in development to equip them with the knowledge, context, and methods to begin pursuing their own interests in the field. They will then be required to develop a research question and establish a basic research plan in individual meetings with seminar organizers. Results will be presented in a brief presentation to their peers, and summarized in a paper of 5 to 10 pages. The presentations will be learning-oriented and participatory in nature, and the paper can be completed in either Spanish or English.
The seminars will be guided and organized by NCID staff currently researching development at the University of Navarra in various regions of the world and across a number of thematic issues. As time and scheduling allows, guest speakers from other areas of the university and the community will add applied experiences to the curriculum.
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