Culture and Development Management

Course Code: IDS 3565

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course will require students to build on the theoretical issues covered in the prerequisite anthropology course and apply them to development work and management in practice. Students will analyze advanced issues in cultural anthropology and examine their own culture, values, biases and identities as well as the skills needed to effectively adapt cross culturally. To assist students with this task, course topics include national and cultural identity; areas of social difference, such as race and ethnicity, gender, ability, etc.; indigenous knowledge; cross cultural communication; and conflict management. Students will also explore strategies for living and working overseas, culture shock, re-entry and working with counterparts.