This course introduce to the current debates in development studies. It aims to equip students with tools to analyze theories, projects, politics and practices of development.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled
“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
To master the main development theories and orientations
To be able to use the analytical tools provided to analyze projects and practices of development
To be able to participate to a debate on contemporary development issues, at a global a local level
To be able to present, with solid arguments, a critical point of view on development
The courses contents two parts, completed by texts and forums on Moodle. The first part presents the key theories and orientations in development studies from 1950s to 2010s. The second part contains thematic workshops on the main contemporary topics in development studies, at global and local level.
The evaluation contains two parts: a multiple choices questionnaire (about the first part of the course and the lectures) and an open question (you will be able to consult your notes for this part of the exam).
Title of the programme
Advanced Master in Development, Environment and Communities
Master  in Anthropology
Master  in Population and Development Studies
Minor in Population and Development Studies
Additionnal module in Geography