41126 Economic of Under Dev. Countries

Course Description

Students examine theories and issues, internal and external challenges, and alternative policy options relating to sustainable economic development. Topics include a comparative analysis of the leading theories of economic growth, development, and sustainability; lack of economic growth, poverty, and income distribution; consequences of population growth and technological change; employment and migration, human capital, agriculture, and rural development; international trade and commercial policy, foreign investment, and aid; an d global integration, economic transition, and environmental degradation.

Learning Objective

  • Identify the conditions of underdevelopment and the challenges for sustainability.
  • Describe appropriate measures or indicators of development.
  • Explain economic growth and development theories and their implications on sustainable development.
  • Identify the conditions of underdevelopment and the challenges for sustainability.
  • Discuss poverty, income distribution, and the causes and consequences of population growth.
  • Summarize the process of sustainable economic development.
  • Critique the significance of employment, migration, human capital development, rural development, international trade, and foreign aid and investment on sustainable economic development.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • Economic Development By Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith 11th Edition (2012)

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite

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