Taught in English. This course aims to provide students with a general introduction to the basic core competencies and practical skills required of a “generalist” development practitioner. The course will be offered at a number of universities around the world, and each week students will have the opportunity to learn from an expert practitioner and engage in discussion with each other. Course topics will be grounded in a practical, multi-disciplinary approach that will focus on the inter-relationship of each of the following core fields of study: Health Sciences – Primary Health & Nutrition; Natural Sciences – Agriculture, Climate Change, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Sciences including Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning, Technology and Water; Social Sciences – Economics, Education, Ethics, Gender, Policy and Foreign Aid; and Management – Project Management, Community Development, Global Cooperation and Governance. Both conceptual and practical issues will be stressed throughout each course topic.
Class taught by Tsinghua’s School of Public Policy & Management and may not be available every semester. Tsinghua’s exam schedule for this course may require students to stay beyond the regular SU Beijing program end-date.
Department: Public Administration and International Affairs