AP/SOSC4604 3.0 M: Aspects of Development Research
Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite
This course looks at the field experience through the lens of specific case studies. The objective is to uncover through an interdisciplinary approach the issues, ethics and challenges of studying different development practices in the field. The seminar examines both new and long utilized methods and approaches to the study of the people who become the subjects of development research but also - sometimes only a generation later - the protagonists in development projects. Using different ways of understanding the context out of which knowledge is produced and put into development practice, the course will consider what have been regarded over time as ethical and valuable practices in field work. Topics emphasized will vary from year to year depending on the instructor. Course credit exclusions: None. Open to: majors in International Development Studies.
- Academic Honesty
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Religious Observance
- Grading Scheme and Feedback
- 20% Rule
No examinations or tests collectively worth more than 20% of the final grade in a course will be given during the final 14 calendar days of classes in a term. The exceptions to the rule are classes which regularly meet Friday evenings or on Saturday and/or Sunday at any time, and courses offered in the compressed summer terms.
- Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities