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DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHY II: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectDevelopment Studies
Environmental Studies
Geography
Number & Suffix: 137
Full UC Title: DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHY II: THEORY AND PRACTICE 
Transcript Title: DEVELOPMENT GEO II 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The focus of this course is the gap between the poorer and richer parts of the world. The course analyzes the unequal patterns of development and change at various levels of scale and studies the processes behind these changes. Although the issue of sustainable and equitable development is an interdisciplinary field of study, the geography of development focuses particularly on the complex relationships between people, environment, resources, institutions, and communities. Those constantly changing relationships are determined by movements and flows of people, commodities, finance, ideas, and information. The course considers the results of the processes of change at a variety of scales, ranging from the micro-level (individual and household), through the local community level, to the regional, national, international, and global level. The course uses lectures and a handbook to review the thinking on development and the different approaches to promote development, equity, and sustainability. Geographical dimensions receive ample attention. In a practical assignment, students learn to make a comparative analysis of the development performance of selected countries. In this assignment they collect and analyze statistical materials, review literature in order to explain findings, and translate findings into key policy advice. Prerequisite knowledge includes basic knowledge of human geography and basic knowledge of the development issues. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHY II: THEORY & PRACTICE 
Partner University Department: Human Geography and Planning 
Partner University Course Number: GEO2-3502