Rural Development
   
Reference KNSERV01000009
Taught in Thematic Clusters for Master of Conflict and DevelopmentThematic Clusters for Master of Conflict and Development
Theory (A) 45.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 150.0
Studypoints (E) 5
Level  
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Course included in exam contract
Retake possible? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Patrick Van Damme
Department LA02
Co-lecturers  
Key Words

rural development, third world agriculture, development theories

Position of the Course

The overall objective of this educational component is to familiarize students with the problem(s) of third world rural regions, and mainly to draw attention to the important part agriculture plays in Third World countries, in general, and in their development, in particular.

Contents

  • Introduction: defining the concepts
  • What does development mean ?
  • Historical overview of development cooperation and rural development
  • The problem(s) of agriculture in the Third World
  • The role of agriculture in the development process of the Third World
  • Rural development

Starting Competences

To give evidence of an academic level of thinking and working. Proof of this is found in the successful completion of a Master's degree program, through which students are expected to have acquired a primary frame of thought that enables them to go deep into the scientifically sound study of the problems of conflict and development.

This educational component is not eligible for selection as a separate course nor as an optional course, unless the course is explicitly mentioned as a possible optional course in the course listings of your study or degree program.

Final Competences

To have knowledge of the general conceptual framework concerning rural development.
To have knowledge of the historical and current evolutions concerning rural development and agriculture in the Third World.
To have knowledge of the models of explanation with respect to rural development and agriculture in the Third World.

Teaching and Learning Material

Course notes are made available at the start of the academic year.

References

Teaching Methods

Lectures

Evaluation Methods

Periodic assessment

Examination Methods

written exam

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