University of Calgary

DEST 201 - Introduction to Development Studies - Fall 2011

An interdisciplinary course focusing on development in both a northern and international context. Explores factors that shape development processes; introduces concepts and issues such as poverty; colonialism and self-determination; human ecology and sustainable development; and appropriate technology. Examines the origins, purposes, and performance of contemporary national and international institutions and their effect on people in different geographical and socio-economic contexts.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


This course will be offered next in Winter 2012.
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