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

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    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

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.