Global Development and Social Welfare

Course Number: 62912

Course Description

The persistence of disparities in social development across countries is one of the major problems societies struggle to understand and address. This course will critically examine the major theories of global development along with contemporary debates relating to international social welfare. Students will assess how political, economic, historical, and environmental factors influence different nations' development trajectories, and compare how alternative models of service delivery and social intervention serve or fail to serve their intended populations. The geographic focus of the course will be Latin America and Africa, though case studies may also be drawn from other regions of the world. The course will be useful for both students who have had previous international experience as well as students who are interested in international social work and/or development practice.
This course fulfills the Human Diversity Requirement.
This course is one of SSA's global and international course offerings.

Requirements Filled

Social Administration: All Courses

Specialized Diversity Courses

Global Social Development Practice Program

Social Administration: Policy courses

Addressing Educational Inequalities Program Course

Professors and Lecturers Who Teach This Course

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