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- Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice INAFU6043 Spring 2008 Tuesdays 9-10:50 AM 1401 IAB 3 Credits Professor Jeffrey Sachs

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Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice INAFU6043 Spring 2008; Tuesdays 9-10:50 AM 1401 IAB 3 Credits Professor Jeffrey Sachs and John McArthur; TA: Lily Parshall Office hours by appointment: [email protected] (or call Heidi Kleetdke at 854-9482 to arrange); [email protected] Prerequisites: None, although students must apply for admission, as registration for this course will be limited. Interested students should send the following information to Lily, [email protected] : Name of degree program, graduation date, and 1 paragraph explaining reason for interest in the course. Spring Break: All registered students must be available to participate in an intensive local investigation over Spring Break (March 17-21). The local investigation will take place in the New York City area. Course Overview This course aims to provide students with a general introduction to the basic core competencies and practical skills required of a “generalist” development practitioner. The course will be offered at a number of universities around the world, and each week students will have the opportunity to learn from an expert practitioner. (For a complete list of participating universities, see Annex 2.) Course topics will be grounded in a practical, multi-disciplinary approach that will focus on the inter-relationship of each of the following core fields of study: Agriculture and Nutrition Economics Environment and Climate Science Management Policy, Anthropology and Social Studies Public Health Technology and Engineering Both conceptual and practical management issues will be stressed throughout each course topic. The course will incorporate state-of-the-art web-based technologies for sharing lectures across countries, and to facilitate international discussion and collaboration among students at participating universities. The Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CNMTL) will support the interactive, web-based components of the course including the development of electronic learning resources and the lecture videos. 1
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Intended learning outcomes: To expose students to the core technical skills required to solve professional problems within the field of sustainable development. To provide students the opportunity to demonstrate functional knowledge of the core issues of sustainable development through the analysis and diagnosis of real-world problems. To enable students to determine an appropriate course of action when faced with a complex development challenge. To provide students with a heightened awareness of the cross-cultural, multi- disciplinary, multinational dimensions of the field. To encourage students to identify, create, and reflect upon “integrated approaches” and appropriate interventions that may lead to poverty alleviation and sustainable development Grading Course grades will be based on: A short personal essay describing a specific experience you have had while working in
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- Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice INAFU6043 Spring 2008 Tuesdays 9-10:50 AM 1401 IAB 3 Credits Professor Jeffrey Sachs

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