International development

Key Thinkers in Development

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

This module provides an introduction to some of the most important thinkers in international development. It 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 will read an original text from the key thinker discussed, as well as an additional supporting/critical text. Above all else the module aims to provide you with a broad understanding of different approaches to development thinking, why they arose and their current applicability in the age of globalisation.

Module learning outcomes

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