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SP10204: Introduction to international development

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, PF 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CW 20% (CW 20%)
  • PF 80% (PF 80%)

Information regarding synoptic assessment for this unit will be published shortly. In the meantime please contact the Director of Studies or consult your programme handbook for further details.

Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
SP10204 Supplementary assessment 100% CW (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The course unit provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of International Development and familiarises students with some of its key issues, concepts and methods.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit students should:
* Have a clear understanding of the range of issues raised by International Development
* Have a clear grasp of certain key concepts and methods used in the study and practice of Development
* Be able to apply these in the analysis of development contexts.

Skills:
Critical analysis of texts
Clear and logical expression, oral and written
Critical reflection on own experience and connections across text and context.

Content:
The course uses a number of case studies to survey a range of issues concerned with development centred on these four themes:
* The four components of International Development: the 'international'; poverty/disadvantage; change/progress; agency/action.
* Who are the poor/Why are they poor?: Approaches to understanding poverty;
* Change/progress: grand theories and local trajectories; understanding the nature of change
* Agency/action: agencies of development; social movements; dynamics of agency; development critique.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP10204 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)

SP10204 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 1)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB14 : BSc(Hons) Applied Social Studies (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AFB16 : BSc(Hons) Social Policy (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Social Policy with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Social Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Sociology (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sociology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AFB10 : BSc(Hons) Sociology and Social Policy (Year 1)
  • UHSP-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Sociology and Social Policy with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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