Introduction to Development

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Development

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Intercultural Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This course introduces students to the challenges of global development. Why does poverty and inequality persist? What explains regional variations in levels of development?

    Learning Outcomes
    1. understand the key debates on global development
    2. analyse the underlying causes of underdevelopment
    3. explain why underdevelopment, poverty and inequality persist
    4. apply different theories of underdevelopment to particular contexts