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.
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.
See the competence map (https://flamma.helsinki.fi/content/res/pri/HY350274)
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.