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Development Studies

131.121 Rich World, Poor World 15 credits
This course introduces students to the field of development studies and to some of the most pressing issues for people living in 'developing' countries. It steers a course between theory and practice and uses case studies from differing parts of the world. Key themes include debt, famine, and refugees.
131.221 Global Development Issues 15 credits
This interdisciplinary course investigates contemporary global development. This course will explain different approaches to development and will explore a choice of topical themes that highlight problems and some of the strategies involved in addressing global concerns.
131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development 15 credits
A consideration of concepts, processes, practices, and possible strategies for sustainable development at global, national and community levels. Special attention is paid to examples of strategies that seek more sustainable livelihoods.
131.701 Development and Underdevelopment 30 credits
An interdisciplinary course that explores the historical origins and contemporary processes of international development. The main areas covered include: the origins and meaning of development; theories of development and underdevelopment; and contemporary approaches to development practice.
131.702 Development Management 30 credits
An applied course dealing with the processes and methods for the planning, implementation and evaluation of development programmes and projects. The course focuses on the managerial aspects and on the analytical tools that link contemporary policy frameworks and operational practices.
131.703 Gender and Development 30 credits
An examination of the interaction of gender difference, development planning and social change. Selected topics include empowerment and human rights, masculinities, the household, work, education, and health.
131.704 Sustainable Development 30 credits
This course will look at what is meant by sustainable development and present case studies of its implementation. The theoretical perspectives on sustainable development will be considered. The course aims to present a variety of concepts and ideas about sustainable development and assist students to develop critical skills in relation to global, regional and local development needs.
131.706 Globalisation and Development 30 credits
An examination of three critical themes in globalisation and development: tourism, migration, and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.
131.707 Development Research Design 30 credits
An examination of research methods and ethical issues and their application in development studies.
131.708 Development Practicum 30 credits
Advanced study in development practice, involving 260 hours of professional work in an approved development agency. As an integral part of the course, students will reflect on how this work can be understood in relation to current literature on development theory and practice.
131.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits
131.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
131.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
131.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
131.897 Research Report International Development (60) 60 credits
A supervised scholarly research report in International Development.
131.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
131.900 PhD Development Studies 120 credits

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