|Module Title||RURAL ECONOMICS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Peter Midmore|
|Other staff||Dr Michael Christie|
|Pre-Requisite||RS10110 and, RS10210 or, EC10510 or, EC10120|
|Course delivery||Lecture||14 Hours|
|Assessment||Seminar presentation||1500 word essay and presentation||40%|
|Resit assessment||WIRS department policy applies|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
? distinguish economic and social characteristics used in developing measures of rurality ;
? understand main methods of regional income calculation and modelling;
? compare and evaluate European rural and regional development policies;
? identify the main attributes of sustainable economic development.
These topics will be considered in greater depth in the final third of the semester, in which each member of the course in turn presents a short introduction to a seminar group.