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SP10204: Introduction to international development

[Page last updated: 11 August 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: CW20PF80
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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