Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Reassessment not allowed|
|Requisites:||In taking this unit you cannot take SP30211 or take SP30212 or take SP30214|
To allow students to develop a more in-depth and contextual understanding of key development issues in Latin America.
To give the student an opportunity to plan and implement a piece of research (based on secondary sources) on a topic of their own choosing.
To enable students to develop a systematic multidisciplinary understanding of their chosen topic.
By the end of the unit students will have a deeper, more coherent and up-to-date multi-disciplinary understanding of development issues in Latin America.
They will have improved their skills in locating and critically reviewing published research findings about the region and in discussing their views with others.
They will have identified and examined in-depth a contemporary development issue in the region and developed a systematic multi-disiplinary understanding of it.
Cross-cultural and interpersonal sensitivity (Taught/Facilitated)
Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (e.g. essays) (T/F/Assessed)
Effective oral communication (e.g. seminar presentations) (T/F/A)
Ability to select, summarise and synthesis written information from multiple sources (T/F/A)
Ability to review and synthesise multidisciplinary perspectives on the same problem (T/F/A)
Ability to formulate a research question, then develop and present a coherent answer (T/F/A)
Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines (T/F/A)
Ability to work independently, without close supervision of guidance (T/F/A)
Ability to work effectively as part of a group or team (F/)
Part 1 comprises a review of major economic, social, and political trends in South Asia, contemporary development debates and related literature.
Part 2 comprises individual tutorials aimed at helping each student to identify a substantive essay topic of their own choice. These topics are likely to draw on material covered in other year 2 and final year units that do not have a regional focus. In this way this unit provides a way for students to develop expertise in the region by applying what they are learning in other units.
Part 3 comprises a series of seminar presentations and discussions based on students essay topics.
SP30213 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Economics