This course provides an introductory foundation in the theory and practice of international development and conflict management.
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This course serves as the gateway course for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. It provides an introductory foundation in the theory and practice of international development and conflict management. The course introduces the structures, key players, intersections, and main trends in the evolution of the fields. It explores causal factors that drive economic growth, poverty, inequality, and conflict, as well as the resources, methods, and tools available to track and address these issues.
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Connections Course. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning.
General Education Credits
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Prerequisites & Restrictions
This course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from the University of Maryland (UMD). Students must also be in one of the following minor programs (International Development and Conflict Management; Global Engineering Leadership; Global Poverty, Global Terrorism Studies) and have permission of the Center for International Development, or must be in the Government and Politics major with permission of the Government and Politics department.
Dr. Stacy J. Kosko
Dr. Stacy J. Kosko is Associate Research Professor, and Associate Director of the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM), in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on development ethics, human rights, and marginalized populations. She spent the 2017-2018 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova. Her book, Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics, was published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press (with Lori Keleher, eds). She has been a Global Classroom Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMD. Outside of UMD, Dr. Kosko is an Officer and a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association and serves on the Executive Board of the International Development Ethics Association. She is also Vice Chair of the Board and Director of Research and Strategy at the Center for Values in International Development. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and development from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Foreign Service and international conflict management from Georgetown University, with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies.