This course is an introduction to development economics and to current issues on international development. It combines a series of lectures and presentations of term papers by students. Lectures deal with a wide range of topics, including the comparative development of East Asia and Africa; contemporary models of development and underdevelopment; trade policy and development experience; foreign finance, investment and aid; policy coherence for development; and the role of international organisations
Assessment will be based on a term paper (two-thirds of grade) assigned to each student and presentation of a term paper (one-third of grade) during the course.
Each student is requested to submit a ‘draft term paper’ at Gakuji centre by Friday 13 July, i.e., two weeks before the course begins. The ‘draft term paper’ is to consist of three essays. A student must choose three topics from the “Questions for Discussion” part of Chapters 2, 3, 4, 12, 13 and 15, and write three short essays on each of them. It is expected that each essay is about 800 - 1,000 words long, and topics MUST be selected from different chapters. During the course, each student is requested to make a presentation on one of his/her essays. At the last session, each student will have an opportunity to revise and finish one selected essay as a final term paper, before submission for marking.