International development

Sussex Perspectives on International Development

Module code: L2144
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Workshop
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework

You'll get a foundation to the study of international development and an explanation of key concepts in development studies.

Each week, you explore a concept through the research experience of Sussex lecturers discussing "real places" and "real issues".

You will be introduced to the approaches used to define and understand development by interrogating concepts such as:

  • "globalisation"
  • "war"
  • "aid"
  • "states"
  • "markets"
  • "community"
  • "civil society".

Module learning outcomes

  • Develop lines of argument and appraisal based on critical reading and thinking and apply these in the writing of essays
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in international development
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret data sources in international development