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GEOG382 Transformations in Developing Countries

A critical study of major rural and urban development issues and problems in developing countries.

The paper provides a wide-ranging introduction to development and change across the African continent. Environmental, political, economic and social patterns and processes are considered and future development strategies are critically evaluated.

Paper title Transformations in Developing Countries
Paper code GEOG382
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
54 GEOG points
Restriction
GEOG 212
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of the key concepts in development
  • An appreciation of the physical and human diversity in Africa
  • An understanding of the development challenges facing Africa in the 21st century
  • An ability to evaluate development problems and processes in Africa using a wide range of primary and secondary materials
Textbooks
Binns, T., Dixon, A. and Nel, E. (2012) Africa: Diversity and Development. London, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-41368-8
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials and group project work.
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Professor Tony Binns
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Eligibility
The content of the paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory paper at University that covers a related topic
Paper Structure
Part 1 Introduction
  • Introduction to the course
  • Africa's diversity
  • Africa's historical record
Part 2 Rural Africa
  • Rural Livelihoods
  • Pastoralism
  • Wetlands and irrigation
Part 3 Urban Africa
  • Patterns and processes in African urbanisation
Part 4 Key Issues
  • Conflict and post-conflict
  • Famine and famine relief
  • Health and welfare
Part 5 Urban Africa
  • Development strategies
  • Local economic development
  • African Union and regional collaboration
  • Future development priorities

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
M1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 11, 13, 15, 18-20

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T2 Monday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T3 Monday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T4 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T5 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T6 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T8 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T9 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T10 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
T11 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21

A critical study of major rural and urban development issues and problems in developing countries.

The paper provides a wide-ranging introduction to development and change across the African continent. Environmental, political, economic and social patterns and processes are considered and future development strategies are critically evaluated.

Paper title Transformations in Developing Countries
Paper code GEOG382
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
54 GEOG points
Restriction
GEOG 212
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
The content of the paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory paper at University that covers a related topic
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Professor Tony Binns
Paper Structure
Part 1 Introduction
  • Introduction to the course
  • Africa's diversity
  • Africa's historical record
Part 2 Rural Africa
  • Rural Livelihoods
  • Pastoralism
  • Wetlands and irrigation
Part 3 Urban Africa
  • Patterns and processes in African urbanisation
Part 4 Key Issues
  • Conflict and post-conflict
  • Famine and famine relief
  • Health and welfare
Part 5 Urban Africa
  • Development strategies
  • Local economic development
  • African Union and regional collaboration
  • Future development priorities
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials and group project work.
Textbooks
Binns, T., Dixon, A. and Nel, E. (2012) Africa: Diversity and Development. London, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-41368-8
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of the key concepts in development
  • An appreciation of the physical and human diversity in Africa
  • An understanding of the development challenges facing Africa in the 21st century
  • An ability to evaluate development problems and processes in Africa using a wide range of primary and secondary materials

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard