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IRLS302 - International Development

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS302 Course ID: 3761 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

A detailed study of the history, theories, and practices of global development initiatives with particular concentration in the prevailing views and practices of the 1960’s-contemporary times. A look at development in light of broader political constructs that influence the development of nations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Explain the historical circumstances that gave rise to contemporary patterns of development.

CO-2 Examine the correlation between political, economic and/or social issues in international development.

CO-3 Apply dominant theories in development to a current event.

CO-4 Describe environmental issues in development.

CO-5 Critique development at the state and regional levels.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to more than 2 classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm assignment - 20 percent

This assignment consists of complete a chart and writing a paragraph reflecting on how the topics from the first three weeks of class interrelate.

Progress assignment - 30 percent

Specialized Exercise - Simulation. 4 pages including research and analysis.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is to write white paper. Please see instructions for the assignment for more information.

NameGrade %
Forum Discussions 25.00 %
Week One 3.13 %
Week Two 3.13 %
Week Three 3.13 %
Week Four 3.13 %
Week Five 3.13 %
Week Six 3.13 %
Week Seven 3.13 %
Week Eight 3.13 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Progress Assignment 30.00 %
Progress Assignment 30.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
  • External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.

  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:Managing Development in a Globalized World: Concepts, Processes, Institutions- ebook available in the APUS online Library
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group
Unit Cost:$102.11
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Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.