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Transition, Emergence and Development in Africa (Module)

Module description

This is an optional regional module for the BA International Development. The module is conceived against the background of important debates on the conceptualisation of development in global academic and policy contexts from the post-independence period to date. This module is concerned with the notions of ‘emergence’ and ‘transition’ and will pay special attention to African economies that are increasingly cited as having ‘achieved’ some level of prominence in this regard. Students will be encouraged to engage critically with mainstream thought on African experiences as they examine the interaction between theoretical frameworks/debates and empirical realities.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Taught byEka Ikpe

Teaching pattern

Taught in: Semester 2

Module assessment - more information

1 x 1,500 Word Essay (50%); and 1 x 2 Hour Exam (50%)

Key information

Module code 5YYD0005

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module Yes