This course will examine the evolution of thinking that has shaped the practice of community-based international development. Students explore development, projects, programs, and policies that blend social practice and economic principles. The course exposes members of the class to some of the major scholars in the field through their writings. The first class in the series focuses on three substantive themes: definitions of development; ethics of development; and lastly, hunger, famine and food policy. Students will learn methods of policy analysis to analyze these themes from an ICED perspective.