Understanding & Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NURP 5035
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Classroom/Online Hybrid
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Urban Policy
  • Economic Development
  • International Affairs
Description:
This course is intended to prepare students for careers in economic development. It focuses on the assessment of the development impact of public policies in the context of Central America. Specifically policies are examined related to basic education, youth at risk, community participation and violence prevention. Although the focus is on Central America, students will be strongly encouraged to draw upon literature and their own experiences from other regions and sectors. Therefore students with an urban policy interests and/or an international interest will benefit from the course. The course focuses on the development of students’ analytic skills and their ability to use and interpret quantitative and qualitative research. The students are expected to design one high quality research study. They will also be expected to evaluate one policy for developmental impact. These deliverables should lead to future student academic work or career development.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Restrictions:

Class

Not open to Freshman students.

Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Sophomore students.