The premise of the course is a “process of intervening” by a non-governmental organization to promote development, peace building and conflict resolution. The focus of the course will be the steps needed in designing, planning, applying for funding, and implementing of such interventions. The objective of the course is to provide hands-on experience in using methods that increase resiliency, innovation and transformation on the path to sustainability and build capacity and collaboration in a community. The approach will use selected case studies with class discussion centered on the application of both theoretical approaches and comprehensive planning tools.


As this is a 5000-level MA seminar, students are expected to come prepared to engage in

conversation around the readings and topics identified in the syllabus and in class

discussions.



This graduate seminar takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of theories that have shaped the practice of development. It examines trends in development theory, types of theory that are useful to development practitioners, and the processes through which selected theories were adapted for use by development organizations. This seminar focuses on the use of development-related theory in non-profit organizations and, secondarily, in multilateral organizations.    

This honours/graduate seminar takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of theories that have shaped the practice of development.  It examines trends in development theory, types of theory that are useful to development practitioners, and the processes through which selected theories were adapted for use by development organizations.  This seminar focuses on the use of development-related theory in non-profit organizations and, secondarily, in multilateral organizations.

A short tutorial for all entering MA-PCD students, which reviews the concepts and principles of academic integrity.