|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||2,500 word essay||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 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.
Theory: whose knowledge, whose power?
4. Difference and universalism
5. Latin America
9. The idea of development
10. Politics of Aid
11. The role of INGOs and NGOs
12. Is development necessary?
13. The liberal democratic model
14. The trouble with corruption
15. People power: social movements and participation
16. People Power: social movements in practice
17. Knowledge, assumptions and the struggle from below
18. Can the world be a more equal place?
This module introduces students to some of the key issues in Third World studies (colonialism, development, democracy), taking a critical perspective from the outset. It will ask students to consider key ways in which power operates in international relationships between the First and Third Worlds, and how inequalities are generated and perpetuated through ideas and practices. It will urge students to challenge widely held assumptions about the Third World by encouraging them to take a perspective located in the Third World. Moreover, it will highlight connections between the First and Third worlds, and will explore continuities as well as differences between politics and society in these two realms so often seen as separate.
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