Geographies of Development

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Geographies of Development

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Fulfilment of entry requirements to Level 3 Geography

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    Short Description
    This course introduces students to the geographies of development theory and practice since the middle of the twentieth century, and will provide students with the opportunity to engage with contemporary development policy.
    Course Aims:
    1. to develop a critical awareness of the history of development theory and practice.
    2. to introduce students to the challenges to development from anti-development, feminist and postcolonial theories.
    3. to develop a critical understanding of the implications of contemporary development policy.
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    1. provide a critical account of the history of development theory and practice;
    2. explain the challenges to development from anti-development, feminist and postcolonial theories;
    3. critically analyse of contemporary development policy.
    Transferable skill learning outcomes. By the end of the course the student will have further developed the following skills:
    1. critical analysis;
    2. oral and teamwork skills (by presenting arguments during small group discussions and seminars);
    3. construct a written critical argument based on library-based research, and conforming to academic conventions in terms of citations and referencing;
    4. work to deadlines.
    One 2000-word essay and one written examination

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.

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