International Development

Specialization in Political and Social Change

1. Coursework

To review course descriptions for the courses listed below, please refer to the Fletcher Bulletin or click here.

Core Courses (3 Courses Required)

There are three core courses required. The first core course must be one of the three Development Economics course offerings (E240: Development Economics: Macro Perspectives or E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis or E242: Development Economics: Micro-Perspectives). The second and third core courses must be two of the following three courses: L250: Law and Development, P219: Political Economy of Development, P222: Development Aid in Practice.

Core Requirement: Choose one of the following course options:
E240: Development Economics: Macro Perspectives
E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis
E242: Development Economics: Micro-Perspectives
Core Requirement: Choose two of the following three course options:

L250: Law and Development
P219: Political Economy of Development
P222: Development Aid in Practice

Specialization Courses (5 courses required)

  • L212: Self-Determination and Minority Rights
  • L214:  Transitional Justice
  • L251: Comparative Legal Systems
  • L252:  Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Societies
  • D206: Ethics of Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • D213: Humanitarian Studies in the Field
  • D221: International Mediation
  • D230: Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies
  • D232: Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
  • D233: Daily Risks and Crisis Events
  • D239: Forced Migration
  • D267: Globalization of Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • D292: Nonprofit Management: Important Ideas for Motivating and Leading Change
  • P209:  International NGO Management: Tools and Practice
  • P213: Rights-Based Approach to Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • P224:  Culture, Values and Development
  • P243:  Internal Conflicts and War
  • P253: Sustainable Development Diplomacy
  • P225m: Design and Monitoring of Peace Building and Development
  • P256: Innovation for Sustainable Prosperity
  • P226m: Evaluation of Peace Building and Development for Practitioners and Donors
  • P298: Politics of Violent Conflict in Africa
  • E244: Political Economy of Reform, Growth and Equity
  • E250: Macroeconomic Problems in Middle Income Countries: Focus on Latin America
  • B241: Micro-Finance and Financial Inclusion
  • B242: Market Approaches to Economic and Human Development

    *  Two Modular courses are equal to one course.  If a student chooses to use modular courses, they must receive approval from Professor Block.

    2. Summer Internship or Prior Job Experience

    3. Capstone Project on a Related Subject

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    Questions related to the courses in the certificate program can be directed to Professor Steve Block at: steven.block@tufts.edu

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