Development Issues in Contemporary Africa
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
This module exemplifies contemporary trends, problems and challenges of development in Africa.
The student will be able to:
- describe and evaluate specific contemporary trends, challenges and problems of development in Africa;
- describe and evaluate specific development interventions in the light of the trends, challenges and problems of development in Africa;
- explain the contemporary African trends, challenges and problems of development in relation to mainstream development theory;
- explain how the selected trends, problems and challenges of development feed into development praxis;
- identify the challenges of development praxis.
- Development challenges past and present: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism in Africa and the post-independent state.
- Development policy formulation and implementation processes in African economies.
- New international and regional development theory and its implications for Africa.
- Selected case studies of African economies.