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Ilmoittaudu

Aikataulu

Tästä osiosta löydät kurssin opetusaikataulun. Tarkista mahdolliset muut aikataulut kuvauksesta.

PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
Ma 3.8.2015
16:30 - 19:45
Ti 4.8.2015
16:30 - 19:45
Ke 5.8.2015
16:30 - 19:45
To 6.8.2015
16:30 - 19:45
Ma 10.8.2015
16:30 - 19:45
Ti 11.8.2015
16:30 - 19:45

Ilmoittautuminen ja opintomaksu

Fee: 50 euros

You can register for a course until it begins. Registration is binding. Please see the registration and payment terms on our website.
To register, you must first create an account (free of charge) on the Open University web service.

Kuvaus

No prior knowledge of development economics is required.

Language skills levels
In order to complete the course you must already have a good command of English. The course requires a starting level of B2-C1 ( CEF). 

Aims:
The course aims to provide an outline of the main issues underpinning development economics today, by outlining simple theory and providing extensive applied evidence from development economics. 

The lectures will provide a (soft) theoretical understanding of the main development issues – including a focus on economic growth, poverty, taxation and the role of the public sector, amongst others. The course will provide an extensive number of applied developing country examples. The course will be complemented with group work exercises and be assessed with a written assignment.

Objectives:
On completion of the unit students will be able to:

  •  Understand and apply the main theories and principles of economic development, particularly in relation to growth and poverty.
  • Understand the linkage between theory and practice.
  • Develop analytical skills relevant to the assessment of these different economic development principles.
  • Examine the main sources of economic and social data relevant to economic development – particularly in relation to economic growth and poverty analysis.;
  • Understand the knowledge and skills acquired to the study of the main forces sustaining and limiting economic development today, and the design of effective policy interventions.

Online learning environment Moodle

Online learning environment Moodle will be used on the course. The course Moodle will open on Mon, 3 August 2015.

You will find the Moodle address and the course key that is required for the first login on the Open University's My Pages service. You will also receive the information by email a few days before the course starts.

University of Helsinki username

You will be granted a University of Helsinki username for the duration of your studies.

You will receive instructions on how to activate your username by e-mail before the start of your studies. See further instructions on an AD account and its activation. An expired username can be reactivated by requesting a new password .

Lukuvuoden 2014 -2015 TA5m-kursseja ovat:

  • Kriisitalous (sl 2014)
  • Naiset miehet ja talous (kl 2015)
  • Economic Development (kl 2015)

Kursseille on luotu omat opetustapahtumat koodille 70332.

Lectures 24 hours + group exercises + essay (3000 words)
The course will be complemented with group work exercises and be assessed through a written assignment.

Lectures:
Mon 3 August at 4.30 pm-7.45 pm
Tue 4 August at 4.30 pm-7.45 pm
Wed 5 August at 4.30 pm-7.45 pm
Thu 6 August at 4.30 pm-7.45 pm
Mon 10 August at 4.30 pm-7.45 pm
Tue 11 August at 4.30 pm-7.45 pm

Teaching rooms . Teaching rooms are subject to change; please check the study programme before the course begins. You may also check the venue by clicking the location link at the bottom of this page. Please contact the Student Services if needed.

Recommended Textbooks:

Todaro, M. P. and Smith, S. (2006) Economic Development 9 th ed. Pearson, London (recommended for all)
Meir G and Rauch JE (eds) (2005) Leading Issues in Economic Development 8 th edition Oxford UP (recommended for all) 
Preliminary Reading list

 

We reserve the right to make changes to the study programme.

Grading: 0-5

The final grade will appear in the My studies section of Flamma within 4-6 weeks after completing the course. Information about completed assignments can be viewed in the online learning environment Moodle. Their grades will not be stored in the Open University's register after the study module has ended.

Registration begins on Tue 2 June, at 10.00 am
You can register for a course until it begins. Registration is binding. Please see the registration and payment terms on our website.
To register, you must first create an account (free of charge) on the Open University web service.

Registration for the course

Teacher: Dr David Lawson

 

Organiser

University of Helsinki Open University
http://www.avoin.helsinki.fi/open_university

Student services, examination service and student guidance

The Student Services is located at the University Main Building, ground floor, Fabianinkatu 33.
Contact information and opening hours