International development

Key Thinkers in Development

Module code: L2145
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

You're introduced to some of the most important thinkers in international development.

This module provides a broad historical overview of the evolution of development thinking by starting with key debates initiated in the 18th and 19th centuries and moving to contemporary thinkers from diverse geographical regions.

Each week you read an original text from the key thinker discussed, as well as an additional supporting/critical text.

We aim to give you a broad understanding of approaches to development thinking and their current applicability in the age of globalisation.

Module learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the key thinkers in the history of development studies