Rural Livelihoods in the Global South (F8017S)
30 credits, Level 6
This module considers the varied nature of rural livelihood systems in developing countries.
You consider changes in livelihoods through livelihood diversification and migration, and the interconnectedness of the global and the local in causing change in rural societies. You also explore the impact of different agents of change on livelihoods. This will include:
- the role of non-governmental organisations
- the impact of modern biotechnology
- the effects of trade on livelihoods, amongst other important examples.
The module draws primarily (though by no means exclusively) on evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and India.
100%: Practical (Workshop)
100%: Practical (Portfolio)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 264 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Economics and International Development BA
- Geography (research placement) MSci
- Geography BA
- Geography BSc
- Geography MArts
- Geography MSci
- Geography and Anthropology BA
- Geography and Anthropology MArts
- Geography and International Development BA
- Geography and International Development MArts
- Geography and International Relations BA
- Geography and International Relations MArts
- Geography with a Language BA
- International Relations and Development BA
- Sociology and International Development BA