Classes

Qualitative Research Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

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: 

2019

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.

Development Economics: Principles and Application

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

What allows countries to develop? What holds development and growth in certain regions? Why many developing countries in Africa have seen lower levels of growth and development in recent               decades than Asians states? This course examines these questions and many others by discussing various models in development economics and exploring their application in reality. 

Ethics of International Organizations

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Working in development involves meeting many moral dilemmas and challenges. For example, how should we treat the meeting of Western and local values? What do we think about animal treatment in the community in which we work? We should be loyal – but loyal to the organization which employs us or to the clients? What is sexual harassment? And so on. In this course we shall discuss these are other dilemmas and try to offer tools of moral reasoning in order to face such dilemmas.

Individual guidance - Thesis writing (Mandatory for Research Track only)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Course/Module description: 
The course is aimed at supporting research track Glocal students in writing their dissertations. It will consist of a single group meeting followed by one-on-one sessions—in person, over emails or through videoconferences, as requested by the student.

Population change: Why it matters?

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

The course focuses on the two-way relationship between major demographic events and societal transitions. Demographic events include epidemics, large-scale migration, and more recently, the dramatic reductions in fertility and mortality. Societal transitions include those related to religious belief and practice, political instability, economic development, as well as to those associated with the "second demographic transition" in contemporary low fertility countries.

The International Dimension of Development

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

This course focuses on several major topics regarding economic development and the position of developing countries in the contemporary trading system. The course addresses the principal dimensions and measurement of "underdevelopment", principal theories of development (i.e., why some countries managed to become "developed" while the other remained underdeveloped?), the basic principles of the GATT/WTO system, the WTO special rules regarding trade with developing countries.

Globalization and Organizations

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

The course reviews both issues - globalization and organizations – while focusing on those topics that link between the two. It discusses how organizations serve as the carriers of globalization processes: how, while expanding their activities worldwide, organizations proliferate social procedures, establish isomorphic structures, and diffuse cultural patterns. The course also reviews how, on the other hand, globalization processes encourage the formation of organizations and determine their shape worldwide.

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