This seminar course aims to give you a firm understanding about developing economies and their pressing issues. It has three parts. Part I provides a global perspective of economic development and introduces a conceptual framework to analyze it. Part II goes deeper into critical domestic issues such as poverty, agriculture, migration, urbanization, and environment. Part III extends the discussion to international and macro issues such as trade, foreign investment, foreign aid, debts, finance and fiscal policy. We also learn research methods and discuss new studies on corruption and politics of developing countries. Upon the completion of this course, you should feel confident to discuss, analyze and work on topics relevant to developing economies.
If you are starting a new article, write a 3–4 paragraph summary version of your article (with citations) in your Wikipedia sandbox. If you are improving an existing article, write a summary version reflecting the content the article will have after it's been improved, and post this along with a brief description of your plans on the article's talk page.
Work with classmates to polish your short starter article and fix any major transgressions of Wikipedia norms.
Continue research in preparation for expanding your article.