International development

Sussex Perspectives on International Development

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

The module will provide you with a foundation of international development, providing an explanation of key concepts in development studies. You’ll explore then illustrate a concept through examples from the research experience of Sussex lecturers from the International Development faculty – giving you an opportunity to draw on the first-hand research about real places and real issues.

You’ll be introduced to diverse approaches defining and understanding development through interrogation of 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