MPA@UNC Cross-University Courses
MBA@UNC Cross University Courses
- Enrollment is limited to two students per visiting program per term (during course of pilot, subject to review).
- Enrollment is limited to one visiting student per section (across all visiting programs, subject to review).
- MBA@UNC students have priority registration for all courses.
- Prerequisites will not be waived for any course at MBA@UNC.
- MBA@UNC Global Immersions are not included.
MPH@GW Cross University Courses
International Relations Online Cross-University Courses
- Define and understand central concepts of international development, including measurement of development, actors, theoretical approaches, and the history and trajectory of the field
- Gain greater ability to apply knowledge and analysis to specific development contexts and cases in order to evaluate the strengths and limitations of theoretical approaches, programs, and projects
- Evaluate the merits of different approaches to international development on the basis of values at stake, including ethical, political, social, environmental, and economic ramifications
- Foster development of a skill set in the areas of theory, critical analysis, and methodology that is suitable for thinking, researching, and writing about development and inequality
- Have a working understanding of the causes and implications of a range of global environmental challenges, and of different approaches to their resolution
- Comprehend the role of the state system, global political economy, and civil society in exacerbating and/or mitigating environmental problems
- Articulate the difference in perspectives of developed and less-developed countries and understand tensions between conservation and development
- Appreciate the ethical dimensions of the environmental problematique
- Differentiate among the perspectives and approaches of key social scientific traditions as they apply to environmental studies
- The idea of human security and address whether health challenges pose similar threats to traditional security topics.
- It will also consider the set of international organizations and institutions that have arisen to address epidemic diseases, questioning how these differ or resemble other IOs.
- Political economy and organizational issues pertaining to health, including intellectual property, domestic institutions, and macroeconomic effects.
- Finally, the course will use contemporary political and social science methods, as well as research on these issues, to stimulate student research and contributions.