PRU-IRS 201 - South-South Cooperation is a comprehensive course designed for 200-level International Relations students. The course explores the concept of South-South Cooperation, which refers to the collaboration and exchange of resources, knowledge, and expertise among developing countries to address common challenges and achieve mutual development goals. Students will examine the historical background, theoretical frameworks, and practical applications of South-South Cooperation in various sectors and regions.

Course Objectives:

  1. To understand the origins and evolution of South-South Cooperation as a concept in international relations.
  2. To analyze the theoretical underpinnings and frameworks of South-South Cooperation.
  3. To explore the historical and contemporary examples of South-South Cooperation initiatives.
  4. To evaluate the role of South-South Cooperation in promoting economic, social, and political development in developing countries.
  5. To examine the challenges and opportunities of South-South Cooperation in addressing global issues.
  6. To develop critical thinking and analytical skills in assessing the effectiveness and impact of South-South Cooperation projects.
  7. To foster an appreciation for cultural diversity and international collaboration among students.