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SD-300: Culture and Global Change

This course covers issues related to culture and development. The main textbook is “Culture and Global Change” which explores cultural changes in various parts of the world, and as these changes relate to economic development. The course also includes academic readings that further explore the relationship between culture (as well as language and religion) with economic growth and development.

Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
Indicative duration (part time): 4-6 week
Certificate: Yes
This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

+ discuss the various cases featured in the textbook
+ articulate views related to the connection between culture and development
+ write a major paper exploring the possible relationship between culture and development in particular context or from a comparative perspective
+ demonstrate knowledge the course material together with the ability engage in a graduate-level academic discuss on this complex and sensitive topic.

  • Allen, Tim, and Tracey Skelton, eds. Culture and Global Change. 1 edition. London ; New York: Routledge, 1999.
  •  Selection of PDF articles (downloadable from LMS)

Course Instructor:

This is course is supervised by a primary instructor/faculty member and may also be served by a backup instructor.

The International Faculty Coordinator will confirm the assignment. Do not contact any instructor prior to LMS enrollment with faculty assignment confirmed.