The module contributes towards the development of an understanding of the diverse theories, concepts and critiques of development and inequality from a global perspective. This module will build on from the Global geographies and Environment, Development and Society modules covered in year 1. The module will focus on different strands of development (Sustainable development, globalisation and regionalism, creation and distribution of wealth, cultures and trends in society) and the processes that drive these factors both in the developed and the developing world.
Module will run
Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18
The module aims to prepare students with spatial awareness and the power to think holistically which are key abilities and relevant to a wide range of careers. Resource distribution, sustainable development, transport and location-based services are key sectors where the skills and knowledge obtained from this module can be applied.
Module learning outcomes
On completion of this module, a capable student will be able to:
Undertake detailed interpretation and analysis of inter-related aspects of societies, cultures, economies and polities of less developed and developing regions of the world.
Analyse and synthesise key theoretical debates in development and cross-cultural studies, and show awareness of how theoretical interests have developed.
Assimilate detailed knowledge of contemporary issues linked to social, political, economic and environmental change, and wider issues of identity and culture in the less developed and developing regions of the world.
Analyse various policy approaches from the macro-level of international development agencies to the micro level of grassroots organisations
Academic and graduate skills
Develop skills in critical reading and discuss academic literature
Develop an argument supported by evidence, and relate the argument to key debates in the academic literature
Develop their ability to work both individually and as part of a team to complete tasks
Use Computing and IT effectively and appropriately to analyse and present information
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Essay (1500 words)
Essay/coursework Essay (2500 words)
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Continuous feedback will be made available to the students during the seminar sessions.
Feedback on coursework will be delivered individually (4 week turnaround)
Reading material will be provided throughout the module, linked to the appropriate lectures on the VLE.