Master’s in Development Practice Courses, Fall Course Offerings

Master’s in Development Practice Courses, Fall Course Offerings

Fall MDP Course Opportunities 

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students are welcome to request enrollment in the courses below. To do so, please email rebeca [dot] quintana [at] emory [dot] edu, with Topics Enrollment Request as the subject line. Include the class number and your student ID in the body of the email. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the event of full enrollment, a waitlist will be maintained through Wednesday, August 26. 

Available MDP Courses 

MDP 514R: Applied Development – Elements of Advocacy

Cultural, political, and social change require an understanding of the various components that comprise effective advocacy. In addition to exploring the elements of persuasive advocacy, the course will equip students with the skills to analyze audiences, construct compelling arguments, and effectively present their ideas.

  • Instructor: Ed Lee III (ewlee [at] emory [dot] edu)
  • Class number: 6264
  • Number of credits: Two
  • Grading basis: Graded
  • Meeting dates: August 25th – November 24th
  • Meeting Time: Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Meeting option: Online synchronous

 

MDP 514R: Applied Development – Land and Race: Rethinking development in the USA

This course shifts the focus of development studies from overseas to the United States. We will draw on historical and contemporary cases to explore how domestic policies, institutional practices, and dominant ideologies have blocked development of marginalized communities within the United States. Additionally, we will examine how some communities have used radical reimaginings of racial identities and land-based strategies to resist and create new models of development.

  • Instructor: Tamara Jones, MA (tjones300302 [at] gmail [dot] com)
  • Class number: 6311
  • Number of credits: One
  • Grading basis: Graded
  • Meeting dates: August 19th – September 30th
  • Meeting time: Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Meeting option: Online synchronous

 

MDP 585R: Special Topics – Decolonizing Development

Is it possible to engage in equitable and ethical development, when the structure of foreign aid is built upon foundations of the colonial state? What does a decolonized development sector actually do? Analyzing case studies, readings, and current events, this course leans into these questions.

  • Instructor: Lorrie Lynn King, MPH, RYT (king [dot] lorriel [at] gmail [dot] com)
  • Class number: 6312
  • Number of credits: One
  • Grading basis: letter or S/U grade
  • Meeting dates: October 7th – November 18th
  • Meeting time: Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Meeting option: Online synchronous
 


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