Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

8.8.2019 at 12:00 - 28.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 28.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 4.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 11.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 18.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 25.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 2.12.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 9.12.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 16.12.2019
10:15 - 13:45


Upon completion of the course, students will have a deeper knowledge of the conceptual development of the field, and will be able to contrast and compare significant ideas in Development Studies. Students will have further developed their doctoral thesis plan.

1. term

The course closely examines selected readings significant in the development of the field. The texts chosen represent traditions of theorization and interpretation of development from the perspective of both global North and South.

Required reading texts are selected in consultation with the students for each course session.

The assessment practices used are directly linked to the learning outcomes and teaching methods of the course.

Language of instruction: English

The course is an interactive seminar format, with formal student presentations, and class discussion. A set of required readings, chosen in consultation with the students, are assigned for each session. Each student is a member of a working group, which prepares and leads at least one class discussion session. Each student makes a 30 minute formal presentation of their thesis project in class, with a student discussant commenting. Working group assignments and class participation will be taken into account in the evaluation of course performance.