|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%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hour Written Exam||100%|
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.
This course introduces students to key political and social issues which condition the place of the 'Third World' in politics. Following a theoretical grounding, the module will explore three key topics ? colonialism, development and democracy ? through a series of readings and exercises which will challenge accepted stereotypes and intellectual assumptions. Issues of race and gender will be integrated within these topics. The module will encourage students to think critically about their studies, their opinoins and their actions.
Theorizing the 'Third World'
1. What is the 'Third World' anyway?
2. Thinking about the 'Third World' ? whose knowledge?
Seminar 1: Real People in Real Places
3. Thinking about Race
4. Thinking about Gender
Seminar 2: Race, Sex and Gender Colonialism
5. Colonialism in Latin America
6. Colonialism in Africa
Seminar 3: Colonial Experiences
7. Colonialism and Europe
8. Decolonization (?)
Seminar 4: Colonial Legacies Development
9. The Idea of Development
10. The Development 'Third World'
Seminar 5: Live aid, dead aid?
11. Sustainability ? Development and the Environment
12. Do we need development?
Seminar 6: Modern Missionaries? Development NGOs Democracy
13. Liberal Democratic Model
14. Trouble with Corruption
Seminar 7: Desirable Democracies
15. People Power: social movements and participation
16. People Power: social movements in practice
Seminar 8: Grassroots movements and democracy
17. What should we do about global inequality? participatory lecture
18. Knowledge, assumptions and the struggle from below
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