This course focuses on critical approaches to community engagement in international development. The first half of the course traces the history of critical and participatory approaches to community engagement in development. In the second half of the course students are trained in critical and ethical approaches to participatory community-engaged research. Student’s learning will be guided by an iterative pedagogical approach aimed at facilitating dialogue between theory, practice and experience. Students taking this course will learn about the challenges faced by communities in their interactions with a range of development actors, including international development agencies, local NGOs, state actors and universities.