GDEV 4940

GDEV 4940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester, and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Arab Spring & Social Movements

  • 17302 GDEV 4940   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course will focus on the insurrectionary movements for social change that are currently sweeping across the Middle East, from Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya to Bahrain, Syria, Yemen & Saudi Arabia and beyond. These movements, which have been seen as part of a broad political ‘awakening’, have led to what has been called the ‘Arab Spring’ and, according to some Euro-American commentators, also portend a coming ‘Islamist Winter’. In order to better understand these forces for social change, this course will trace their roots in Middle Eastern history, European colonialism and resulting anti-colonial struggles. We will also engage with the theory and practice of current and previous social movements, with particular attention to the relevance of Islam, in local, national, and geopolitical global contexts.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 6940

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Intro to Monitoring&Evaluation

  • 18516 GDEV 4940   LEC 004

    • MW Emerson Hall 135
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Sidle, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course serves as an introduction to the principals and practice of program monitoring, evaluation and learning (M&E or MEL) for community development organizations. Students will learn how to develop frameworks and tools that help small and mid-sized social service organizations answer the question: Is our program working? This course is part conceptual and part applied, teaching students critical thinking for evaluation and practical skills in M&E planning and evaluation design. During the course of the semester students will have the opportunity to work with a community development organization and will design and present an evaluation or M&E plan for use in a real practice setting. Students are highly encouraged to have previously taken or be concurrently enrolled in one or both of the following: GDEV 3305/5305 Planning for Change (previously DSOC/IARD 3305/5305) or GDEV 2130/5130 (previously DSOC 3130/5130) Social Indicators and Introduction to Research Methods. Students with questions about their preparation for the course should reach out to the instructor.

Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • Topic: Lund Fellows Pre-Internship

  • 18334 GDEV 4940   LEC 003

    • W Warren Hall 113
    • Mar 15 - May 9, 2023
    • Simon, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course is open to students in the Lund Fellows program and Community Food Systems Minor. In order to enroll, please contact Carrie Simon (cns44) for a permission code.