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Master 2020/2021

Development Studies. Introduction

Type: Compulsory course (Population and Development)
Area of studies: Public Administration
Delivered by: Department of Demography
When: 1 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Master’s programme: Population and Development
Language: English
ECTS credits: 5

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The disciplines is devoted to the basic components of development studies: - population growth and it connection with the social transformation and economic development - human development indicators - the role of international organizations in development - climatic factor. «Educational program / course / master class was prepared in the framework of a research grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (grant ID: 075-15-2020-978)».
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the basic theories of development and logic under them
  • To calculate the basic indexes of development
  • To distinguish the responsibility of international organizations and local actors
  • To estimate the role of climatic factor in development
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the roots and the posibilities of solution for the global problems
  • To know the basic role of population in development, the role of international organizations and the principles of sustainable development goals
  • The students can measure and compare the development
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Indicators of development
    The system of development indicators. The role of Human development index, advantages and disadvantages. The problems of inequality
  • Introduction. Population growth and development.
    Population growth and demographic transitions. Sustainable development goals (the evolution of the concept). The role of international organizations
  • Global problems and prospectives of development
    Global problems and the ways of solution in historical prospective and the curret situation with these problems
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Hometasks
  • non-blocking Class activities
  • non-blocking Group project
    Including peer-reviewing
  • non-blocking Test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Class activities + 0.3 * Group project + 0.25 * Hometasks + 0.2 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Advancing human development : theory and practice, Stewart, F., Ranis, G., 2018
  • Baker, B. (2011). World Development : An Essential Text. Oxford: New Internationalist. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=420203
  • Essentials of human development : a life-span view, Kail, R. V., Cavanaugh, J. C., 2014
  • Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity, Fogel, R. W., 2012
  • Global problems, smart solutions : costs and benefits, Lomborg, B., 2013
  • Handbook of theory and practice of sustainable development in higher education, Filho, W. L., 2017
  • How much have global problems cost the world? : a scorecard from 1900 to 2050, Lomborg, B., 2013
  • The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the Western World since 1700, Floud, R., Fogel, R. W., 2012
  • The creative wealth of nations : can the arts advance development?, Kabanda, A., Sen, A., 2018
  • The institutions curse : natural resources, politics, and development, Menaldo, V., 2016

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • The future of world religions [Elektronische Ressource] : population growth projections, 2010-2050 / Pew Research Center. (2015). Washington/D.C: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.449000877
  • V. V. Perskaya. (2019). The World Economic Forum in Davos: Poverty and Inequality of Income Distribution as Evil Phenomena of Modern World Development. Экономика. Налоги. Право, (2), 49. https://doi.org/10.26794/1999-849X-2019-12-2-49-58