Introduction to African Development

Centre of West African Studies, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 16275

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1 or 2 depending on staff availability

Module description

This module provides a broad but basic introduction to development principles, concepts and terminology as tools for a) studying Africa's integration into a global political-economy and assessing its changing place within a globalising world, b) explaining disparities in material conditions in Africa, and between Africa and other parts of the world, particularly the Global South, and c) examining regional and local patterns and processes of planned socio-economic and environmental change.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and group work