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.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers
  • Subject: Development Studies
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 16 July, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 18 November, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 30 July, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 15 October, 2018

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Explain different meanings of development.
  2. Distinguish between liberal and critical approaches to development.
  3. Give examples of policies that demonstrate liberal and critical approaches to development.
  4. Identify factors that have contributed to the debt crisis and describe impacts of the debt crisis in developing countries.
  5. Explain underlying factors that lead to famine.
  6. Identify issues that migrants and refugees face both in flight and resettlement.
  7. Give examples of various strategies that have been employed to tackle the issues of debt, famine and migrants/refugees.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting Note
1 Essay 1,2,3 10.0%
2 Essay 2,3,4,7 25.0%
3 Essay 2,3,5,7 25.0%
4 Short Answer 4,5,6,7 40.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

All assessments compulsory

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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