UT-601 is a core course, aimed at doctoral students with an interest in how to work with development and planning as innovative processes always framed by political institutions, cultural schemes, and communicative forces. The course includes discussions on current methodological issues, offering a forum for theory-based analysis and discussions on how to understand the complex of socio-cultural and institutional forces that affect agency, planning, and communication.
The course will address various empirical, methodological and theoretical challenges, such as:
The objective of the course is to enable students to produce high-level research on the generative forces of agency to be used in planning processes, public participatory communication, and the management of development processes.
The course will be taught as a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, and one-to-one supervision. The dialogues will be organised as:
Lectures and supervision are primarily given by faculty staff members at the Department of Global Development and Planning.
Faculty of Social Sciences