Rural Livelihoods and Development Interventions in West Africa

Centre of West African Studies, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 24295

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and/or 2 depending on staff availability

Module description

Within the wider context of globalisation and modernity, and from a variety of conceptual and analytical perspectives, but particularly livelihoods, the module examines changing rural geographies of household, village and regional livelihood systems and processes during the colonial and post-independence periods in the first semester; and assesses 'development' interventions aimed at transforming the rural sector through the agency of state and non-state actors in specific geographical contexts during the second semester.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and classes