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LU0086

International rural development

The course is suitable for you who, regardless of disciplinary background, are interested in expanding your knowledge of rural development, and furthermore want to be able to identify and analyse problems and potentials in relation to rural livelihoods. The course focuses on ecological, political, social, and economic factors of rural development in the global South.



The course includes discussions on important aspects of rural livelihoods, such as food security, natural resource management, climate change, social organization and migration. There is also a focus on gender aspects and poverty/well-being within rural development.

Information from the course leader

Welcome to the course LU0086 (International Rural Development)

We are very pleased to invite you to this course. We are planning to run on campus teaching, unless otherwise stated.

A detailed schedule will be posted on SLUNIK in the first weeks of October 2020, and an updated one on Canvas at the start of the course.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further details. Opira & Margarita (Course Convenors)

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for LU0086

Academic year 2021/2022

International rural development (LU0086-20130)

2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2021/2022

International rural development (LU0086-M2130)

2021-08-30 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

International rural development (LU0086-20130)

2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

International rural development (LU0086-20068)

2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

International rural development (LU0086-20105)

2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

International rural development (LU0086-20028)

2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14

Syllabus

LU0086 International rural development, 15.0 Credits

Internationell landsbygdsutveckling

Subjects

Agricultural Science Rural Development

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Single module 15.0 0201

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(G1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

30 credits in rural development or other relevant humanities, social, or natural science subject. Skills in English equivalent to English B from upper secondary school in Sweden.

Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of ecological, social, political and economic aspects of rural development in the global South. In order to achieve this aim the course offers an introduction to relevant theoretical frameworks, concepts, approaches, and discussions concerning aspects of rural livelihoods. Further, the course will provide students with an understanding of current potentials and obstacles in rural development in the global South.



Upon completion of the course, the students shall, verbally and in writing, be able to:

- discuss theoretical and empirical aspects of rural development in the global South.

- discuss the main components of livelihood strategies in different rural settings.

- compare and discuss how different notions of, and approaches to, development are linked to contemporary processes of globalization and environmental, agrarian and social change.

- compare and discuss theoretical and empirical perspectives on globalisation, and the specific impacts of global processes on different local rural contexts.

Content

This interdisciplinary course focuses on ecological, political, social, and economic factors of rural development in the global South. The course introduces the students to basic concepts and discussions in social and agricultural sciences, as well as development theories. The course is suitable for all university students, regardless of disciplinary background, who are interested in expanding their knowledge of rural development, and furthermore want to be able to identify and analyse problems and potentials in relation to rural livelihoods. The course compares and analyses different rural problems and potentials of development and underdevelopment, drawing on examples from the major regions of the global South. The course includes discussions on important aspects of rural livelihoods, such as food security, natural resource management, climate change, social organization and migration. There is also a focus on gender aspects and poverty/well-being within rural development.



Besides lectures the students will participate in compulsory discussion seminars and group work.

Formats and requirements for examination

The course is examined through written exam, group work, presentations and exercises. Approved examination and participation in compulsory sessions are required for passing the course.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: LU0056 och delar av LU0063

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Litterature list

1) The Companion of Development Studies
**Författare: **Desai Vandana and Robert Potter

2) Rural Development
**Författare: **Adam Pain and Kjell Hansen
**ISBN: **978-1-138-77566-4
**Kommentar: **Selected Chapters

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 27500 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Agricultural Science Rural Development
Course code: LU0086 Application code: SLU-20060 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%