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GTD 501 Global Technology and Development (3 credits)
Students will be introduced to the main theories of economic, political and social development, as well as consider development indicators and government and NGO policies and programs. With this background, students will then explore the particular impact of technology on development, with an emphasis on recent innovations and advancement.

GTD 503 Technology and the International Political System (3 credits)
This course will provide a history of how our current world political system developed, highlighting technological factors in this development, followed by a study of the impact of recent technologies on the system at the end of the 20th century, and considering such concepts as globalization, national versus international identity, and erosion of sovereignty.

GTD 505 Research Design in Technology and Development (3 credits)
An examination of the research perspective in technology and development studies emphasizing techniques in the collection of primary data and the effective uses of secondary data sources, with a particular focus on survey research techniques in quantitative applications and on field studies.

GTD 506 Quantitative Analysis in Technology and Development (3 credits)*
The understanding, application and effective use of correlation and regression-based multivariate statistical approaches in development studies, particularly with regard to forecasting and trends of social, political, economic and geographic phenomena. Applications of statistical software packages are emphasized. 

* Some semesters a qualitative methods course is offered as an alternative.

GTD students must complete a total of 30 credit hours.
The program consists of

  • 12 credits in GTD core classes
  • 15 credits of restricted electives from a list provided by the degree program
  • A culminating experience requirement of 3 credits of GTD 593 Applied Project

Electives come from GTD regional studies courses, and courses related to development and technology offered in many different programs at ASU, such as:

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management
Sustainability
Geography
Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
Urban and Environment Planning
Justice Studies
Nonprofit Leadership Management