An Introduction to Key Issues in Development Studies An Introduction to Key Issues in Development Studies

An Introduction to Key Issues in Development Studies

18th - 22nd March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

29th April - 1st May 2017, Seoul, South Korea


Taught by Dr Lucio Esposito, from the world renowned
School of International Development, University of East Anglia.

Dr Lucio Esposito is an Associate Professor at the University of East Anglia. His ground-breaking research spans the fields of International and Sustainable Development, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics and Anthropology.

Lucio has been advisor for the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Department for International Development, Research Foundation Flanders and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and has collaborated with Routledge, Palgrave McMillan and around forty leading international academic journals in the areas of International Development, Economics, Business, Econometrics, Philosophy and Human Geography.

Dr Esposito is Director of the MA International Development and the BA International Development with Economics.

What is this Course About?
This course is intended to provide a friendly but solid and comprehensive introduction to the field of Development Studies. In this course we will see the way in which Development Studies explores the complex interrelations between society, the economy and the environment by adopting a highly multidisciplinary approach to topics such as poverty, education, literacy, gender, climate change, inequality, economic growth, cosmopolitan justice, media, and development of programs.

All students completing the course will receive an official attendance certificate from the University of East Anglia.

Course Aims

  • To introduce a range of social, economic, historical, environmental, political, and geographical themes that are key to understand international development within the context of contemporary global change.
  • To review different explanations for the origins and persistence of poverty, inequality, illiteracy, gender discrimination, etc.
  • To explore the complexity of current development debates by adopting a critical approach to the most salient issues in international development.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to understand the concept of international development and identify the long term processes which hindered progress in many regions of the world.
  • Students will develop an awareness of the main theoretical as well as pragmatic approaches to international development which have been proposed and adopted since the post-war period.
  • Students will gain valuable knowledge of the causes and of the recent trends in the major issues which affect the developing regions, ranging from poverty to illiteracy, gender gaps, global epidemics and environmental challenges.
  • Students will become familiar with concrete case studies of problems affecting developing areas and will be supported in evaluating possible strategies to overcome these problems.
  • Students’ critical thinking about development issues will be encouraged, and enhanced by insider perspectives on the lecturer’s own research findings, in particular in the areas of poverty, inequality, education, literacy, gender and health.

Requirements
There are no formal academic requirements for acceptance on to the course although students must have a strong interest in the subject.

The course will be taught entirely in the English language, so students should have an intermediate level of English or a minimum of IELTS 5.5.

No formal proof of language level is required. Staff will assess an individual's language capability before they are formally admitted.

For students who are planning future study at the University of East Anglia, the School of International Development Admissions team would look favourably upon applicants who have completed this introductory course as a demonstration of their commitment to the study of the subject. This course would be especially suitable for students who do not currently hold development qualifications or have any prior experience in the development field. For admission to all degree programmes at the University of East Anglia, students would still need to hold the pre-requisite qualifications and English language level. For more information about the degree courses available in the School of International Development, please visit our webpages


Course Outline (by day)

18th - 22nd March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

Day 1: Introduction to International Development

Day 2: Poverty, Basic Needs, Human Development and Capabilities

Day 3: Education and International Development

Day 4: Inequality, Gener, Health and Evaluation

Day 5: Environmental Issues, Media and Justice

Cost
The cost of the course (inclusive of all tuition and course materials) will be ¥80,000 for the full 5 days or ¥17,000 per day.

Deadline
Expressions of interest should be received by 18 February 2017. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Early bird discount applies.

For more information about the Introduction to Key Issues in Development Studies Course, please contact either:
SI-UK Education Council Tokyo, 5th Floor, Boulevard Bldg, Jinnan 1-16-3, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0041. Web: www.ukeducation.jp  Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp  Tel: +81 (0) 3 5272 9143
Testimonial from previous participant in 2015

or

Ms Tracey Hearn, Country Development Manager, Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing, University of East Anglia. Email tracey.hearn@uea.ac.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1603 592110


Course Outline (by day)

29th April - 1st May 2017, Seoul, South Korea

Day 1: Introduction to International Development

Day 2: Key Topics in International Development

Day 3: Social Inequalities, Environmental Issues in International Development

Cost
The cost of the course (inclusive of all tuition and course materials) will be ₩250,000 for the full 3 days or ₩100,000 per day.

Deadline
Expressions of interest should be received by 14 April 2017. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the Introduction to Key Issues in Development Studies Course, please contact either:
UK Education Network, 607 Osung Bldg., 113 Yeoksam-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (06242) South Korea. Web: www.uken.kr  Email: uken@uken.kr  Tel: +82 (0)2 2052 1221 (ext. 108)

or

Ms Tracey Hearn, Country Development Manager, Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing, University of East Anglia. Email tracey.hearn@uea.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1603 592110