Rural Livelihoods and Development Interventions in West Africa

Centre of West African Studies, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 24296

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

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