GEOG 263: The Geography of Development & Underdevelopment

underdevelopmentThis course introduces students to the geographic study of development around the world, with a particular emphasis on the Global South. The geographic approach emphasizes: the highly uneven nature of development; processes that link and differentiate various areas of the world; connections between development and the natural resource base; and the power relations inherent in development discourse. The course will have a three main sections: an introduction to development theory; an investigation of various development themes (e.g., health, education, agriculture); and an intense exploration of what works and what doesn’t in development practice. While much of the development literature has focused on failure, a specific aim of this course will be to uncover and interrogate success stories.

Bill Moseley, Professor