Economic Development

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Emerson
Credits: 3
Day: C
Start: 0920
End: 1035
Field Work: Day 1 - Casablanca - Sunday, 23 June | Morocco
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus

Two-thirds of the world population lives in “developing” countries under conditions incredibly different from those in the “developed” world. In this course we consider the question of what makes some countries rich and others poor. We study issues such as poverty, inequality, corruption, health, and education in the developing country context. We will also consider attempts made by “developed” countries to aid those in the “developing” world in order to gain a better understanding for when and why aid is and is not effective.

Field Work

Country: Morocco
Day: 1 - Casablanca - Sunday, 23 June

June 23 (Casablanca, Morocco) Details TBA Academic Objectives:

  1. Learn about rule of law and free speech in Morocco and its effect on development.
  2. Learn about policies that promote and retard economic development.
  3. Learn about progress towards achievement of Millennium Development Goals.