Bachelor's Programme in Global Development Studies
Social Studies, 1-year Programme
Global Development Studies, 1-year Programme
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course/programme, the student should be able to:
explain and compare historical and contemporary theories and approaches in global development
give an account of main development actors at different scales
provide an overview of and discuss key development issues such as globalisation, mobility, gender, inequality and climate change
identify various development strategies and practices, and discuss these by using examples
recognise and discuss understandings and strategies for sustainable development
interpret and describe how local, national/regional and global processes are interconnected by using relevant case studies and examples
The course introduces the student to central topics and debates in global development. It looks at the historical background for development studies, encourages critical reflections on various development perspectives and ideologies, and it will uncover how development discourses have changed over time. A main focus of the course will be on development theories, strategies and practices, illustrated by use of examples. Central topics are introduced, such as sustainable development; poverty and inequality; globalisation; environment and climate change; gender and development; rural and urban development; participation and power.
Lectures, seminars, and group work. Estimated workload is 270 hours.
The student must have received a pass on the compulsory group work and hand-ins. More information will be available in Canvas.
Assessment methods and criteria
A 3-day individual take-home exam. Graded A-F.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.