Course Title: Introduction to International Development Studies
Course level: General/Introductory course
Course Type: Self-paced
Course Work: 20-25 hours
Contact: courses (@) unidevv.org
Course Summary: Studying international development is hugely beneficial specially if you want to work for international organisations (such as the UN, UNDP, WHO, World Bank), government agencies as well as community and non-governmental organisations (CBOs and NGOs). This introductory course on international development studies focuses on the most relevant topics of international development today. Major theories as well as thinkers of development ideas have been discussed. Among others, the course covers the following themes: theories of development, contemporary development thinkers, development aid, sustainable development goals (SDGs), migration and human trafficking, environment and climate change, gender and development.
The final module showcases a list of resources covering: job opportunities in international development, best universities to study international development, and scholarship opportunities for studying development studies.
Learning Materials: Reading, online lectures, third-party videos. All materials will be in English
Assessment: Successful completion of module quizzes and very short questions
Targeted Audience/Best suited for: High school, BA or MA level students seeking to pursue a degree in international development or related field.