Global Development Studies

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Development Studies

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This module familiarises students with the cultural, political, environmental, scientific, and economic issues of modern times and prepares students, as citizens of the world, to offer creative solutions to today?s development challenges.

    The student will be able to:

    • describe the major trends in global studies;
    • describe the theoretical roots of these trends;
    • explain the origins and consequences of global economic disparity;
    • explain how the different theories feed into development praxis;
    • identify and elaborate the challenges of development praxis;
    • describe and evaluate global development theories;
    • describe and evaluate global development issues and interventions in the light of the theories covered.


    • Trends and theory in global studies.
    • Civil society and global economic disparity.
    • Development and millennium development goals.
    • International aid.
    • Major global development issues and interventions.