Classes

Research Methods for Development

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

The main purpose of this course is to teach student to understand the basics steps in the research process. We begin with an explanation of research design so that students can see how a research question may be answered. Once the framework for research is established the students will learn some basic statistics for describing variables and the relationships between variables.

Gender and International Development

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Gender and development constitutes its own academic sub-field and has proven to be an enduring international policy and planning focus since the 1970s. With this in mind, the foundational questions that underlie this course are: 
• Why should the issue of gender constitute a legitimate planning tradition in its own right? 
• Why do the proliferating numbers of policies and plans for action in gender and development often fail to be implemented? 
• How do transnational relationships shape trends in gender and development? 

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Social entrepreneurship is a growing field of practice and of academic research. The course will discuss the differences between social and commercial entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it will grapple with the challenge of increasing social value utilizing theories of innovation that were developed in the commercial sector.

The course is taught by Dr. Jonathan Mirvis

Annual Program Seminar

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2018

The Glocal Seminar is an annual, compulsory seminar. It will consist of six-seven meetings each semester. The first semester will be devoted to the theme related to International Development. Some of the sessions will be conducted by guest lecturers: we will meet activists in the realm of development who will share some of their dilemmas, as well as scholars who are engaged in research into these issues.

The course is taught by Prof. Guy Harpaz

Annual Pre-Internship Course: First steps for professionalism in the field

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2018

This is a practical course (taught in two parts) designed to guide students in creating and preparing for their internship. The first section of the course (first semester), takes the format of a workshop, and is held every other week. The workshop's role is to prepare students for choosing their placements and applying for their internships.

Gender and Feminism – Theory and Practice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

The course will introduce feminist theories from the global South and North, and explore the role of gender in social, cultural and economic processes. We will consider gendered social constructions, and the relationship between ideology and disenfranchising practices in everyday lives. The course will begin with an introduction to the field of gender, sexuality and feminist thought, following we will examine matrixes of oppression in the South and gender and globalization. 

Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Using case studies drawn largely but not exclusively from Sub-Saharan Africa, this course explores the challenges and complexities of delivering health in under-resourced settings. Over the past sixty years, various development models and policies have been applied locally and globally. We will critically examine the theory and practice that underlies what has become ‘global health’ within an evolving development framework.

Qualitative Research Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

This course explores how qualitative research—characterized as inductive, non-statistical, interpretive and exploratory—constitutes social science research. It walks students through the steps of academic research with a qualitative focus: How to identify a robust research question, choose an appropriate data collection method and research design, address research bias, gain first-hand experience applying methods during a unique, two-day, off-campus research practicum, and finally, transform field data into academic text through preliminary analysis.

Program Evaluation for Community Development and Social Change

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

This research methods course provides students with intensive knowledge of the theory and practice of program evaluation research with an emphasis on its practical relevance for local community development organizations, national and international agencies, funders from the public, private, third sectors, and other policymakers.

International Development in Practice: Approaches, Challenges and Skills

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

The course is practice oriented. It links local development approaches (Assets Based Community Development - ABCD, Results Based Accountability - RBA, The Leaky Bucket concept within the framework of Local Sustainable Economic Development - LSED, The Triple Helix Approach for innovation) to project design methodology and implementation through identifying a small scale development project with a selected organization relevant to developing countries' realities, and implementing at least a component of the project during the semester.

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