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Invisible Women in History and Global Studies

At the invitation of our Advisory Board, Dr. Meenal Shrivastava of Athabasca University offers H-Nationalism the following summary of her recent article from Globalizations, which questions the continuing invisibility of the significant scale of the involvement of women in historical movements/moments.

Major Revision of AU's course LGST 489:

Archie Zariski, Professor of Legal Studies, recently completed a major revision of AU's course LGST 489 Alternative Dispute Resolution (often known as "ADR"). This revision was prompted by the release of a new edition of the textbook formerly used in the course. Rather than continue with the text Archie sought and found most of the necessary study material to be publicly available in the form of journal articles and papers on university repositories and other portals such as SSRN (Social Science Research Network). The open nature of this material also allowed Archie to create an open access (non-credit) version of the course including all the course materials except the assessment components. The course team of Joel McCaffery, Margaret Anderson, and Gloria Zahara worked quickly to get these courses up and running with several attractive features - check out the automated banner and the many cartoons illustrating the study text. The credit course syllabus i  and the full open access course.

GLST/INTR/POEC 395 (Political Economy of Development: People, Processes, and Policies) has recently opened in a new revision.

Development Studies as a field of inquiry is in a state of flux since the emergence of the ‘near universalization’ of the neoliberal ideology, concurrently accompanied by the global realities of financial crisis, climate change, mass displacement of people due to natural and human-constructed disasters, and the depletion of non-renewable resources.Through interrelated readings, critical commentaries, and interactive assignments, the non-reductive multi-disciplinary focus of this course highlights ways in which the intersecting concepts of ‘development’ and ‘international development’ are situated in a dynamic context of actors, processes, and understandings. A postgraduate version of this course (MAIS695) is due to open in April 2017.

HADM 315: Health and Community Development

(Revision 4) launched in February 2016 in two formats: the traditional version and an option in Open Courseware format via the OERu initiative. This means that anyone interested in learning more about health and community development, but not desiring university credits for their learning, has a no-cost option to audit the course as a “guest” without tutor support or assignment submissions.

Updated March 03 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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