Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MAAN6682 Development geography 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Sanna Mäki

Learning outcomes

The course familiarizes students with development and underdevelopment as global and regional phenomena. The student will learn about main theories and approaches of development and understand their implications in regional development and development interventions.


The course materials include two books and a UN report. Geographies of development introduces different meanings, concepts and theories of development as well as practical and regional implications and actors of development. Africa's Information Revolution offers a link to the research work at the department and deals with the development of the information society in South Africa and Tanzania. The UN Millenium Development Goals Report gives a thematic and statistical overview to the current development trends in the world.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Independent work, Moodle assignment or written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Robert B. Potter, Tony Binns (2008): Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies

James T. Murphy, Padraig Carmody (2015). Africa's Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania

UN Millenium Development Goals Report 2016 http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/news.shtml

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
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