2post their comments for class discussion by 11:00 pm on the day that the topic is assignedon BbDb. See Blackboard Discussion Guidance under Blackboard Assignments.
Film Critiques (15 percent):
Students are required to write one-page critiques of three of the required films. Each critiq
ue will account for 5 percent of the student’s grade.
Research Paper (40 percent):
Students are required to submit a research paper of approximately 10 pages on an international development problem that they haveidentified in the course of their readings. The problem must deal with a substantiveconcern discussed under one of the topics addressed in the course. Based on a review of the literature, the paper must describe the problem, explain how the problem has beenaddressed by donors, and describe a future course of action that would address theproblem through a sustainable development approach that considers the planet's finiteresources and constraints. See Research Paper Guidance under Blackboard Assignments.Analysis must be supported with material from other sources as appropriate. A fullbibliography is required. The paper must be original work and follow a customaryacademic style, such as Chicago style. The paper must be in Microsoft Word 2010(xxx.docx or xxx.doc) or in Rich text (xxx.rft) format.
Book Review (20 percent):
Students are required to write a review (approximately 5pages) of a book of an international development problem. The book may be one of thesources that the student is using in his/her research paper. The student will review thebook from the perspective on an international development theory or policy. The reviewrequires the same standards of originality, documentation, and formatting as the researchpaper. See Book Review Guidance on Blackboard Assignments.
I have designated one textbook and several articles and reports as required reading andfour films as required viewing. In addition, I recommend that you read as much as youcan from the suggested readings. Complete the required reading assignments prior to theclass meeting so that you can contribute to the discussion of the topic. You must makereferences to the reading material in your Blackboard contributions and film critiques.
Required Reading Books Available at Bookstore:
Haslam, Paul, Jessica Schafer, and Pierre Beaudet, eds. Introduction to InternationalDevelopment: Approaches, Actors, and Issues. Second edition. Canada: OxfordUniversity Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-544020-1.
Required Films Available at Amazon (purchase or rental), Neflix (membership), or online