Topical Themes in Development Studies

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB922A05
Vaknaam Topical Themes in Development Studies
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Topical Themes in Development Studies
Leerdoelen Students have in-depth understanding of the theories and concepts in Development Studies by applying them to a topical issue. Students know how to conduct bibliographic research, combine theories from various disciplines, and write a research essay or research report of field work and present their results in small group meetings.
Omschrijving This course aims at providing an in-depth understanding of a particular set of problems in development, working in a small-group setting with a mentor-lecturer. The course has two variants: 1) Writing a research essay, presenting and discussing essays in small-group setting, or 2) Participating in the ACE Intensive Programme at Mzumbe University in Tanzania including preparatory reading, field work and writing a research report. It features a number of theme groups (such as on economic development, democratization, education, or environmental issues) from which the student chooses one. Selected students can opt for the Intensive Programme in Tanzania, which involves covering their own costs by the student for travel and upkeep in Tanzania.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm opdracht(en), werkcolleges
(Independent reading, research and essay or research report writing, group discussion of assignments, option: field work)
Toetsvorm actieve deelname, essay, presentatie(s)
(Grades are based on the paper/report, and participation in the discussions and final student symposium)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. P. Boele Van Hensbroek
Docent(en) dr. P. Boele Van Hensbroek ,dr. B.J.W. Pennink ,dr. H. Schoenmakers ,prof. dr. J.J.M. Zeelen ,dr. Y. Zhao
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The literature consists of academic books and articles relevant to the writing of your research essay Various
Entreevoorwaarden Following the rest of the minor Development Studies II.
Opmerkingen Coordinator: Dr B.J.W. Pennink and Dr P. Boele Van Hensbroek. Contact: p.boele@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I b keuze
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I b keuze