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ISYS 3215 Special Topics:Technology and Economic Development (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Sometimes referred to as TechTrek Ghana, this is a competitively admitted, interdisciplinary course that combines classroom learning examining trends in technology in emerging markets with a week-long filed study to Accra, Ghana. The class will study how technology is fostering growth and entrepreneurship in the developing world, as well as the challenges for those wishing to harness the promise of these advances. The classroom component will include lecture, seminar-style learning, and lectures from visiting experts, and is held the second half of the spring semester. The field study is planned for the third week in May, following spring exams. The course is open as an elective to all Boston College undergraduate students, and should have broad appeal to students studying technology, as well as those students interested in international business, economics, and global development.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Bagnani and John Gallaugher

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 20-Aug-15