Summer 2021 - POL 131 D900
Politics of Prosperity and Inequality (3)
Class Number: 3303
Delivery Method: Remote
Introduces how politics shapes economic inequality and development. Focuses on how government policy and the struggle for power offer solutions to major social and economic problems. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.
Office Hours: Via Zoom. Posted on Canvas
This course will introduce students to the developing world or the Global South. Introduces students to the variety of systems of governance in the world today, examines the historical and cultural sources of their different developmental trajectories, and assesses the challenges they face in the future. Various themes and issues which are significant to the Global South countries will be discussed. Students will learn about these issues and also the primary divide between the Northern and Southern countries.
Participants will: (a) acquire a detailed and theoretically informed understanding of the historical development of the Global South and its relationship to such key events colonization, nationalism and nation-building. Students will learn to display this engagement through analytical essay writing and the presentation of complex arguments in tutorial discussions and presentations. By the end of the course, they should have acquired a sound knowledge of key theoretical and practical debates of the Global South.
Lectures will be recorded and posted on Canvas.
- Canvas Participation 20%
- Term Paper 30%
- Midterm Exam 20%
- Take-home Final Exam - due date TBA 30%
Introduction to International Development, Approaches, Actors, and Issues, By: Paul Haslam; Jessica Shafer; Pierre Beaude, Oxford University Press Canada, Edition: 3rd.
Readings will be placed on Reserve.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).