|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||18 x 1 hour|
|Seminars / Tutorials||8 Hours. (8 x 1 hour)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2,500 word essay||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ( 1 x 2 hour exam)||60%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
1.Analyze how knowledge and power interconnect and how they are linked to inequality.
2. Assess the differences and similarities of colonial experiences in Latin America and Africa.
3. Evaluate the legacies of colonialism in the First and Third Worlds.
4. Discuss and interrogate the ideas underpinning notions of development.
5. Critically assess the impact of attempts to encourage development in the Third World.
6. Analyze the politics of ideas like 'liberal democracy' and 'corruption' and their implications for policy practice.
7. Evaluate the political importance and impact of social movements.
8. Identify and analyze gendered and racialised dynamics of inequality in Third World politics.
1. What is the Third World?
B. Colonisation and its Legacies
2. Latin America
4. The Jewel in the Crown/The Beginning of the End
C. Issues in Third World Politics
5. The Third World State
6. The Soldier turned Politician
7. The Call for Democracy
D. Development Issues in the Third World
8. What is Development?
9. Hunger & Famine
10. Gender and Development
11. Development and the Environment
E. Economic Issues in the Third World
12. The Debt Crisis
13. Structural Adjustment
14. The East Asian Miracle: The NICs
F. Security issues in the Third World
15. What is Security and Who Is It For?
16. Small Arms Proliferation
17. AIDS/HIV as a security threat (?)
18. Where is the Third World Now?
This module aims to introduce students to some of the key issues and debates concerning the Third World's position in international politics, and to show how Third World countries are shaped by their interaction with the international system and vice-versa.
Students will have the opportunity to develop, practice and test a wide range of transferable skills which will help them to understand, conceptualise and evaluate examples and ideas. Throughout the course, students should practice and enhance their reading, comprehension and thinking skills, as well as basic numeracy skills and self management skills. In lectures students will develop listening and note taking skills, as well as analytical skills. In seminars students will enhance their analytical skills and will practice listening, explaining and debating skills, as well as team work and problem solving. Essay writing will encourage students to practice their independent research, writing and IT skills, and the examination will test these skills under time constraint conditions.
This module is at CQFW Level 4