Development Issues in Contemporary Africa

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Development Issues in Contemporary Africa

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Development Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    This module exemplifies contemporary trends, problems and challenges of development in Africa.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    The student will be able to:

    • describe and evaluate specific contemporary trends, challenges and problems of development in Africa;
    • describe and evaluate specific development interventions in the light of the trends, challenges and problems of development in Africa;
    • explain the contemporary African trends, challenges and problems of development in relation to mainstream development theory;
    • explain how the selected trends, problems and challenges of development feed into development praxis;
    • identify the challenges of development praxis.

    CORE CONTENT

    • Development challenges past and present: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism in Africa and the post-independent state.
    • Development policy formulation and implementation processes in African economies.
    • New international and regional development theory and its implications for Africa.
    • Selected case studies of African economies.