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GEOG 8.01 - Introduction to International Development

Course guide for GEOG 8.01.

Course description

Why are some countries rich and others so persistently poor? What can and should be done about this global inequity and by whom? We address these development questions from the perspective of critical human geography. Focusing on the regions of Latin America, Africa and Asia, we examine how development meanings and practices have varied over time and place, and how they have been influenced by the colonial history, contemporary globalization and international aid organizations.

{Source: ORC/Catalog, 9/27/2021}; Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:NW

In the Library's collections

Books on international development are scattered throughout the Library's collections. The main call number ranges include HC and HD. To find works on international development, you can do a keyword search for "international development." International development is not a subject heading used in the online catalog. The subject headings used include the following:

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Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Articles and other writings about International Development can be found in many publications. Our collection includes several journals which look exclusively at International Development. Several titles are listed below. You can look through the archives of a specific title or you can use indexes such as Academic Search Complete or Web of Science. You can also start your search in the box at the top of the page to start your searching.


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Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Geography journal literature

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