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PO203 - Politics of International Development

  • Module code: PO203
  • Module name: Politics of International Development
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to: *Introduce you to issues pertaining to the politics of development; *Provide you with an overview of the literature in this field *Encourage you to sift through relevant materials, make an argument, and defend it by presenting your views in seminars and written work; *Provide a space in seminars for critical thinking on the politics of development.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module: *You should be familiar with both the main theoretical arguments and key substantive issues central to the politics of development; *You should have gained knowledge of different trajectories of social, economic and political development in particular developing countries; *You should be able to assess the various models of development and state, explain and defend your preferred model; *You should be able to conduct high-quality research on issues of development, utilizing print, database and web resources, as well as key statistical indicators of development; *You should be able to present your theoretical and empirical work in a coherent manner – both verbally in seminars, and through your written work.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module runs throughout terms 1, 2 and 3. 1 lecture and 1 seminar per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po203

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO203-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessment 100%
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visitng 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PO203-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessment 100%
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visitng 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and French (M163) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and French (M163) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (M164) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (M164) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 2