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MID600 – International Development Environments

This course introduces the fundamentals of international development and analyzes the global environments in which this pursuit is conducted. It explores the history, evolving definitions, theories, management, and synergies of international development. The course also explores tools of information, policy, and sustainability. Additionally, an overview of legal, ethical, and cultural competency issues in international development are provided.

After completing this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze the ways in which international development theory and practice have evolved.
  2. Evaluate the elements of the global economy which affect international development.
  3. Compare and contrast various economic theories.
  4. Assess how economic, political and socio-cultural factors shape and influence international development objectives.
  5. Develop strategies to address the barriers to successful international development.
  6. Identify the ethical issues inherent in international development.
  7. Locate and assess the quality of relevant information, studies, and resources. (CT)

Find out more about how the online M.A. in International Development from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request more information.