Issues in Development (AF002)
Issues in Development
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 4
1. A basic knowledge of a range of key historical problems and conceptual questions relating to the dominant perspectives in development studies.
2. A basic knowledge of the core reading, with some appreciation of the subtlety of debates or different interpretations that might be drawn from particular evidence.
3. A basic understanding of how to write an essay showing some sign of structure and organization, the proper utilisation of evidence and the formation of an argument.
4. Reasonably correct referencing and bibliographies in essays.
5. A basic understanding of how to take notes in lectures and from reading, and how to access and use internet source materials.
6. Group work and presentation skills.
This course introduces the dominant perspectives in development by situating them in a historical context, from industrialisation in Western Europe to planned social and economic change in the 'third world'.
The focus moves to strategies for development, whether capitalist or socialist, the role of aid and the state, and to the debates over the newly industrialising countries, transfers of technology, and third world debt.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Essay||Spring Week 10||70.00%|
|Group Presentation||Summer Week 6||30.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring & Summer Terms||LECTURE||1 hour||011111111100|
|Spring & Summer Terms||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111100|
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