course will explore and examine several socio-cultural, economic and political
theories and frameworks of development and how these theories contribute to
understanding the complex reality of poverty. The discussions will cover classical theories as well as modernization,
dependency, Marxism, neo-liberalism and structuralism. The second part of the course is designed to
help the students to explore and analyze out-of-the-box approaches and
practices or innovations that seek to address social change and development.
- Teacher: Cristina M. Liamzon