Bachelor's Programme in Planning and Communication
Bachelor's Programme in Development Studies
Social Studies, 1-year Programme
Development Studies, 1-year Programme
After completing the course, students will:
be able to describe various theories of development for social change
be able to describe various strategies for development
see the relationship between different strategies / models and underlying ideologies / theories
gain insight into different perspectives on development
have knowledge about various forms of power underlying the choice of development strategies
have knowledge of colonialism and post-colonialism and the relevance of this in a global context
be able to analyze development strategies in different geographical contexts
be able to discuss the relationship between local, national and global processes using case studies
The course will provide a basic introduction to development perspectives. The course focuses on the relationship between development strategies and underlying ideologies / theories. It provides an introduction to key development ideologies such as marxism, socialism, capitalism, neo-liberalism as a basis for understanding the different development theories such as modernization theory, dependency theory, colonialism and post-colonialism. The course will enable students to understand and analyze development strategies in different contexts. The course covers key issues such as understanding poverty, North-South relations, social inequality and distribution, demographic development, urbanization and regionalization processes and challenges concerning the environment and climate.
Teaching methods and workload
Lectures, seminars and group work. Estimated workload 27 hours per ECTS.
Approved compulsory hand-ins.
Assessment methods and criteria
5 hours written examination graded A-F.
Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 2.1.1., unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester.