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This program introduces students to the social, political, economic, and environmental issues of development in Uganda. Students examine development theories from Ugandan perspectives, consider the historical context in which current development is taking place, and experience development in practice through engagement with local projects and practitioners. Students conduct a field-based research project or an in-depth, hands-on practicum with entrepreneurs or with an international or grassroots development agency.
Local history and geography, contemporary political developments, and development priorities and approaches Political and security issues, as well as related environmental issues, in the Great Lakes region A comparative look at economic development in Rwanda The uses and abuses of oil as a development strategy Issues of conflict, ecotourism, and conservation