About the Course:
In 2006, Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating economic and social development in impoverished areas. The award validated microfinance as not just a movement, but a sustainable business segment. Microfinance, also commonly referred to as microcredit or microenterprise, provides financial services to low-income populations. Students will gain a broad, objective overview of the field, including the history and context, successes and failures, and key domestic and international players. This course will be a mixture of guest speakers, lectures, media, and a semester-long project.
This course will be heavily speaker-based, so attendance and lateness will be strictly enforced. Class will begin promptly at 5:10pm. Two late occurrences will equal one absence, and you may not have more than one absence.
Students will be assigned 1-page reflection papers on select readings for each class missed past their first excused absence
How to Enroll:
We will do a lottery during the first class (August 30th) to determine enrollment.
Course Contact: a.gupta AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Nora Silver
Time & Location:
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