DV442 Half Unit
Key Issues in Development Studies
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Elliott Green
and other ID staff
This course is compulsory on the MSc in African Development, MSc in Health and International Development and MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. This course is available on the MSc in Anthropology and Development, MSc in Anthropology and Development Management, MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Environment and Development, MSc in Political Economy of Late Development, MSc in Population and Development and MSc in Urbanisation and Development. This course is not available as an outside option.
This course provides an overview of the key issues and debates in international development. It features lectures from leading LSE experts on subjects such as climate change, conflict, poverty, the financial crisis, demography and democratisation, among other topics.
20 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the MT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of lectures in the LT.
Students will give at least one class presentation.
The following are recommended basic readings for the course: A. Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton University Press, 2013). D. Acemoglu and J. Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (Profile, 2012). A Sen, Development as Freedom (Anchor, 1999).
Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Essay (25%, 2000 words) in the LT.
Student performance results
(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: International Development
Total students 2016/17: 118
Average class size 2016/17: 15
Controlled access 2016/17: Yes
Lecture capture used 2016/17: Yes (MT)
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving