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

The module will provide a foundation to the study of international development, providing an explanation of key concepts in development studies by drawing on the first hand research experiences of international development faculty. Each week, a concept will be explored and illustrated through examples from the research experience of Sussex lecturers discussing 'real places', and 'real issues'. You will be introduced to the diversity of approaches to defining and understanding development through interrogation of concepts such as 'globalisation', 'war', 'aid', 'states', 'markets', 'community' and '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