POL201Y1 Lecture Notes - Bloor Street, Infant Mortality, Blackboard

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POL201Y Semester 1 Lecture 1 (1.1)
September 15, 2009
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Week One:
Introduction: Development and Democracy
Course Requirements:
x you have two weeks to sign up for tutorials
x Sign up on blackboard
x 4 tutorials for 50 minutes each this semester
x 5 tutorials for 50 minutes each next semester
x There are two papersv5 pages long= 15% and 10 pages long =25%
x You have one month to write the paper
x The TAs will write more in class on how to write a paper etc...
x It will be posted on blackboard
x In class midterm on the last day of class in December
x And final exam during exam period
x Course readings are on a course packet available for purchase at Quality Copy at 33 Bloor
Street
x Only the first semester course pack is available
x And there is also a book: Contemporary Political issues of Development
x You will find your grades on blackboard and nowhere else
Course Overview:
x Just a little bit about what will be discussed in this course:
o Specialization involves commercial farming
o Industrialization
x In our economy, many people we know produce nothing that we actually consume
x Many people are just focused on making sure the market works
x In general, development is considered to be a good thing
Critics of Development:
x 3 main reasons and are related to one another
o As societies develop, people lose their cultural ties
o The development model seems to assume that they will follow the western
model
o Then some countries appear to have failed
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