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Postgraduate Course: International Development (PGGE11049)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaPostgraduate Courses (School of GeoSciences) Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/intdev/ Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course is designed as an introduction to the very broad field of international development. It aims to:
- Stimulate interest in international development issues
- Help students to become $¨intelligent customers&ę of information on international development, through critical analysis of some commonly-used measurements and theoretical frameworks, and (further) developing critical listening skills
- Share some current debates and $¨hot topics&ę
- Form a basis for more theoretical and detailed work in later courses
- Be an enjoyable and participatory course
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  60
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-11 09:00 - 13:00
First Class Week 1, Thursday, 09:00 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Room 4, Crew Building Annex
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)International Development2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- ability to articulate and critically evaluate the role of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to support international sustainable development.
- an understanding of the roles and contributions of international processes, institutions and organisations in international sustainable development at local, national and global levels.
- analytical skills to develop knowledge-based solutions for sustainable development.
- transferable skills supporting effective research, communication and negotiation.
Assessment Information
Exam (50%)
Essay (50%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Session 1: Introduction to International Development
Session 2: Measuring poverty
Session 3: Economic growth
Session 4: Inequality, social exclusion and gender
Session 5: Risk, vulnerability and social protection
Session 6: Reading week and preparation of essay
Session 7: Food security and nutrition
Session 8: Governance issues in development
Session 9: International aid (1): Institutions and the changing face of aid
Session 10: International aid (2): Aid effectiveness
Final review session: Mock exam, Feedback from mock exam and discussion, Q&A
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list List can be found on: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/intdev
Recent publications or reports
DFID (2009) Eliminating world poverty: Building our common future. Department for International Development, London, 154 pgs.
Conservative Party (2009) One world conservatism: A Conservative agenda for international development. Conservative Party, 60 pgs.
Stiglitz,J.E., Sen,A., & Fitoussi,J.-P. (2009) Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress . Government of France, Paris, 291 pgs.
MDG Gap Task Force (2009) Strengthening the global partnership for development at a time of crisis. United Nations, New York, 72 pgs.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsPGGE11049
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMrs Natasa Honeybone
Tel: (0131 6)50 9975
Email: natasa.honeybone@ed.ac.uk
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