Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

GISD 616 - Population Needs and Global Practice

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded
Not repeatable for credit

Changing global trends, practices and procedures have created a network of services and supports for populations that at times address needs and conditions and at other times complicate issues of social inclusion and community engagement. Reliance on public and private resources can stimulate the adoption of practices that have universal application and potential for addressing multiple country concerns. Understanding the interrelationship of cross-cultural strategies, the development of such strategies and the evaluation of their impact in multiple settings is essential to demonstrating leadership in social inclusion and global development. This course introduces students to the concept of population and related theories: reviews major trends in world population changes, population needs, and how these can be addressed (policy, strategy and practice) including issues and challenges to implementation, effectiveness, and impact, and implications, for key stakeholders. Particular emphasis is placed on population changes and needs related to youth, aging, health, and disability. Master’s and doctoral students in global inclusion and social development can choose to take this course or the Leadership in Global Inclusion and Social Development course.