University of Galway
Area of Study
Agriculture, Economics, Environmental Sustainability, International Economics, International Studies
Taught In English
Students wishing to enroll in this course must have completed an introductory course in economics
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This course introduces the student to the major theories of economic development. The
central concern is the analysis of factors contributing to economic development in
general, but in particular in low-income countries, primarily located in Africa, Asia and
Latin America. The complex economic interrelationships in the process of economic
development are analysed, including the inter-sectoral and spatial dimensions, along with
the impact of these economic processes on the larger social and political domains.
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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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.