Explain the key ideas, concepts and debates in international development
Evaluate the different meanings and perceptions of development
Investigate how development is measured
Assess how 'development'and 'developing countries' are represented
Explore the causes and consequences of population growth and distribution
Describe urbanisation and the motivations that attract people to cities
On this course, you will learn how international development is conceptualised, imagined and communicated as an area of study.
You will consider the ways international development impacts individuals living in different parts of the world, focusing on Nairobi in Kenya.
You will use the example of Nairobi to relate abstract concepts and debates to the lived experiences of real people.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of indicators of development, population growth, migration, urbanisation, and environmental issues like waste and pollution.
Imagining Cities of the South: Media and development
The global city: Trade and economic development
Living in the city: Population, migration and urbanisation
Urban challenges: Housing, infrastructure and waste
Urban futures: NGOs, sustainable development policy and practice
This course is designed for anyone interested in diversity across the world.
It will be of particular interest to those considering study or work in international development.