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(in Sulaweshi, Indonesia)

(April, 2005)


GSID has recently undergone a curriculum reform. Starting the academic year of 2003, all the courses are offered as semester-long or intensive courses with 2 academic credits. (For some ad hoc lectures we offer one academic credit for one short series of lectures.) That is, there will be no more year-long 4-credit courses. This way, you can build your own curriculum in a more flexible manner.

In addition, I served as the task manager in re-organizing GSID's academic program in the past year. As a result, GSID will launch a new academic program in April 2006. Among the 6 concentration areas that we offer professional training, we will have 'Economic Development Policy & Management Program(EDP&M)' with four core professors of Profs. Ezaki, Osada, Shinkai, and myself. For those who wish to graduate with economics concentration should consult with your advisors (one of the four core professors) in registering courses. For further details of the EDP&M program, refer to the program page (soon to be provided in my homepage).

For the academic year of 2005-2006, the following courses are recommended for those who wish to become a development economist.
Particularly for those members of Otsubo's Expedition Party (Otsubo Seminar) who wish to be a well-balanced common-sense development economist, you should not only establish your professional field but also try to become as accommodative as possible to the surrounding issues of your research agenda.

For academic requirments toward an MA degree, refer to the Student Handbook (ŠwΆ•Φ——). Thanks to this round of deregulation, only requirement now is that you obtain more than 30 academic credits (with four seminar credits, i.e. Seminar I and II) of your choice. You can also use up to 10 credits that you obtained at other Nagoya University departments such as Economics Department or at departments that have academic exchange programs with GSID such as Kobe University GSICS.

These are my personal recommendations and do not necessarily reflect the views of GSID or of other constituting faculty members. (by Prof. Shigeru Thomas OTSUBO)




Required and Recommended Courses


Red -- Required for Members of Otsubo Seminar
Blue -- Highly Recommended Regardless of Your Research Theme
Black -- Recommended in Accordance with Your Research Theme (Selections)

Course Titles Instructor Semester Economics Contents
Introductory Courses Otsubo Seminar requires its members to participate in I2ID and JADE. Those without basic trainings in Economics or Statstics should enroll themselves in the following introductory courses to Economics and/or Statistics.
GSID Common Courses
Introduction to International Development (I2ID) Prof. Kimura,
Prof. Otsubo et al.
1st Sem. International Development Studies

Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Development

Japanese Development Experience (JADE) Prof. Ezaki,
Prof. Higashimura
et al.
2nd Sem. Japanese Development Models/Experiences

Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Review of Japanese Development Experience

DID Common Courses
Introduction to Economics Prof. Osada 1st Sem. Introductory Macroeconomics
Introduction to Statistics Prof. Ezaki 1st Sem. Introductory Statistics
Required Courses
(for Members of
Otsubo Seminar)
Otsubo Seminar members should enroll themselves in GAD-I and GAD-II as well as Development Management Seminars I and II.
Development Economics
(Special Lectuer on
Development Planning)
Prof. Otsubo 1st Sem. Development Economics
Growth Theories
Neoclassical Economics
New Institutional Economnics

Issues in Economic Development and Supporting Analytical Frameworks
Globalization and Development Prof. Otsubo 2nd Sem. Introductory Microeconomics, Trade Theories, Growth Theories, International Finance and Balance of Payments Theories
Governance and Development Prof. Otsubo closed for 2005-2006 Public Finance, Public Economics, Public Policies, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Development Microeconomics,
Growth Theories
Development Management Seminar I Prof. Otsubo 1st and 2nd
Semesters
Development Management under Globalization
Various Fields of Economics
Development Management Seminar II Prof. Otsubo 1st and 2nd
Semesters
Development Management under Globalization
Various Fields of Economics
Elective Courses

Consult with Prof. Otsubo about your choices. Courses should be selected in accordance with your research agenda and your qualifications.
DID Courses
Quantitative Analytical Methods
Quantitative Development Policy Analysis Prof. Ezaki 2nd Sem. Introductory to Intermediate Econometrics
Development Planning and Policies
Integrated National Developmet Planning and Policies Prof. Osada 2nd Sem. Macroeconomic Management
Development Planning Techs.
Project Planning and Evaluation Prof. Shinkai 1st. Sem. Development Planning
Project Cycle
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Comparative Analysis of Development Performance and Policies not offered
in 2005-06
East Asian Development Model
Public Finance for Development not offered
in 2005-06
Introductory Public Finance
Development Finance Prof. Shinkai 2nd Sem. Development Finance
Special Course on Development Planning Intensive Regional Development Planning
Development Management
ODA Management Prof. Nishimura 1st Sem. ODA Strategies and Management
Participatory Development and Project Management Prof. Nishimura 2nd Sem. Project Cycle Management
Rural Development Prof. Nishimura 2nd Sem. Rural Development Strategies
Development Partnership Management Prof. Noda
Intensive Building and Manageing Development Partnership
Education, Skill Development, and Work Prof. Okada 2nd Sem. Skill Development,
Industrial and Economic Development
Social Development
Social Developmet Prof. Okada 1st Sem. Introduction to Social Development Theories and Issues
Educational Development Theory Prof. Hirosato 1st Sem. Education and Development
DICOS Courses
Introdution to Fieldwork (How to Interview) Prof. Ohashi 1st Sem. Introductory Field-Suevey Techiniques
Approaches to Social Changes Prof. Ohashi 2nd Sem. Social/cultural changes resulting from economic development and globalization
Poverty Reduction Strategies Prof. Ito 2nd Sem. Policy Debates w.r.t. Poverty
Introduction to Development Sociology Prof. Ito 1st Sem. Introductory Development Sociology
Introduction to International Cooperation Law Prof. Kawashima 2nd Sem. International laws related to economic activities such as WTO rules/regulations
Introduction to Development Politics Prof. Kimura 2nd Sem. International Politics of Development
Gender and Development Prof. Nakanishi 1st Sem. Gender Issues in Development
Peace Building Prof. Nakanishi 2nd Sem. Conflicts and Development
Non-Governental Organizations
(offered in Japanese)
Prof. Saito
2nd Sem. Issues Related to NGOs
GSID Common Courses
Development Cooperation Prof. Suzuki (JICA) Intensive Japanese ODA with a focus on Technical Cooperation
Development Assistance
(offered in Japanese)
Prof. Nakata (JBIC) Intensive Japanese ODA (JBIC) Operations
Yen-Loan Cycle
Courses at Economics Dept. Discuss with Prof. Otsubo about your choices.
GSID Field Works For those without any experience in field works in developing countries, GSID OFW is a must. Attend at least one of the Oversears and Domestic Fieldworks.
Preparatory Seminar for GSID Overseas Field Work Prof. Kitamura, et al. Intensive Preparatory Lectures and Workships for OFW in Philippines
GSID Overseas Field Work Prof. Kitamura, et al. Intensive 3-week Filed Work in Philippines
Report Writing
Preparatory Seminar for GSID Domestic Field Work Prof. Shinkai, et al. Intensive Initiatives for Regional/Rural Development
GSID Domestic Field Work Prof. Shinkai, et al. Intensive 3-day Field Work in a Japanese Rural Town (Higashi-Shirakawa Village, Gifu)
Report Writing
Project Cycle Management (PCM) T.B.A. Intensive 3 Intensive Courses on PCM

Master Course students normally obatain 30 to 40 academic credits before graduation.

M (Master Course) students are not encouraged to register for the second seminar (sub-seminar) unless it is absolutely plus for you in your thesis writing. This DID policy change was made because many of DID seimiars had been geting larger and larger in number of participants and this had made close interactions between professors and students, and those among students more and more difficult.

D (Ph.D. program) students are encouraged to make presentations periodically in Subseminars (Sub-advisors' seminars) as before.




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