Survey of Social Development ApproachesFirst Semester 2011-2012DS 112Leland Joseph R. Dela Cruz<br />Course Objectives<br />DS 112 is designed to bridge the gap between theories of development and project management; macro perspectives in development and micro perspectives in development. In terms of content, the course is designed to introduce (or re-introduce) students to theories which are helpful for formulating and analyzing social policy. <br />Grading System<br />4.7 < X :AB+: 4.7 > X > 4.34.3 > X > 3.9 :BC+: 3.9 > X > 3.53.5 > X > 3.0 :CD: 3.0 > X > 2.02.0 > X: F<br />Course Requirements<br />Quizzes (10): 50%<br />Finals:20%<br />Research Paper:20%<br />Recitation and Class Participation:10%<br />Quizzes. Quizzes will cover readings and lectures. <br />2.Recitation and Class Participation. Class Participation will be measured primarily through the quality of answers and comments or questions raised during discussions. Students will be graded from 0 to 3 each time they go through graded recitation (not all recitation is graded). The denominator of graded recitation and class participation is fixed at 20 points. If a student earns recitation points greater than 20, the excess will be divided by 100 and added to the score of the student’s lowest scoring quiz. <br />3.Research. Students will research on a particular sector, issue or intervention. Papers are due September 2. There will be a discussion about the research outside class time between September 19 to 23. The discussion may raise/lower the grade of the paper by up to two grades level. Students must submit a revised paper by October 3. The revised paper may raise/lower the grade of the paper by up to one grade level. <br />4.Finals. The Finals are optional with risk and comprehensive. <br />Class Policies<br />Lateness is considered a cut. <br />Late papers will not be accepted. <br />Cellular phones and beepers must be switched off or put on mute mode. Owners of cellular phones or beepers that ring in the middle of class must step out.<br />Consultation Hours<br />The instructor’s consultation hours are on Wednesdays 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m and by appointment. Schedule appointments beforehand through Melissa Mar at the Development Studies Program Office. You may also e-mail him at email@example.com.<br />Tentative Outline<br />(subject to availability of speakers)<br />TopicJune 14Lecture: Income PovertyReadings: Sen, A. (1999) Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books. Chapters 4, 7. Sen. A. (1981). Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlements and Deprivation. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Chapters 1 and 10 Dreze, Jean; Sen, Amartya; and Hussain, Athar (eds.), The Political Economy of Hunger. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1995. Chapter 2 (For more on entitlements and famines)June 16Lecture: Amartya Sen’s Entitlement FrameworkJune 21Quiz 1: Amartya Sen’s Entitlement Framework Lecture: Amartya Sen’s Entitlement FrameworkJune 23Lecture: Amartya Sen’s Entitlement FrameworkJune 28Speaker: Improving Access to WaterJune 30Speaker: Conditional Cash Transfers July 5Quiz 2: Basic Needs and Amartya Sen’s Entitlement FrameworkJuly 7Lecture: Social ProtectionReadings:World Bank (2001), Social Protection Sector Strategy: From Safety Net to Springboard. Holzman, Sherburne-Benz and Tesliuc (2003), Social Risk Management: The World Bank’s Approach to Social Protection in a Globalizing World. July 12Quiz 3: Social ProtectionLecture: Social ProtectionJuly 14Speaker: PhilhealthJuly 19Speaker: MicroinsuranceJuly 26Quiz 4: Social ProtectionJuly 28Lecture: Sustainable LivelihoodsReading:Department for International Development. Sustainable Livelihood Guidance Sheets. Section 2: Framework. August 2Quiz 5: Sustainable LivelihoodsLecture: Sustainable LivelihoodsAugust 4Speaker: Fair Trade August 9Speaker: Community Based Coastal Resource ManagementAugust 11Quiz 6: Sustainable LivelihoodsAugust 16Lecture: Amartya Sen’s Capability FrameworkReadings: Sen, A. (1999) Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books. Chapters 4, 7. Nussbaum, Martha and Sen, Amartya (eds.), The Quality of Life. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. “Capability and Well-Being” (For more on capabilities and freedom) August 18Lecture: Social Exclusion Reading:Sen, Amartya (2000). Social Exclusion: Concept, Application and Scrutiny. Manila: Asian Development Bank.August 23Lecture: Social ExclusionAugust 30Quiz 7: Social ExclusionLecture: Social ExclusionSeptember 1Gender stereotypesSeptember 6Speaker: MuslimsSeptember 8Quiz 8: Social ExclusionSeptember 13Lecture: Human Security Reading: Human Security Now. The Final Report of the Commission on Human Security. 2003. September 15Speaker: Persons Caught in Situations of Armed ConflictSeptember 20Speaker: Violence Against Women September 22Quiz 9: Human SecuritySeptember 27Lecture: Rights-Based Approach to Development Reading: United Nations Philippines. Rights Based Approach to Development Programming Training Manual. September 29Speaker: IPRA and IPsOctober 4Speaker: Gender RightsOctober 6Quiz 10: Rights-Based Approach<br />
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