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MAKE0301 Introduction to Development Studies 5 ECTS
Organised by
Development Studies

General description

The course familiarizes students on basics concerning different development theories, their practical implications in development work and issues concerning the current development discussion.

Learning outcomes

To become conversant with the main development theories and methodologies.


Classical and neo-liberal development theories, structuralism, neo-Marxism and socialism, grassroots development, environment and development theory,globalization and development, post-colonialism.

Teaching methods

Moodle exams. Independent study.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Willis, Katie (2005): Theories and Practices of Development and Power, Marcus (2003): Rethinking Development Geographies and Potter, Robert et al. (2004): Geographies and Development

Further information

The course is compulsory part of the module A.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules