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ECS3567: Development economics

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinators(s)

Dr Tendeukayi Mugadza

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

ECS2730 or equivalent.

Prohibitions

ECW3567, ECC3670.

Synopsis

Topics include measuring growth and development; theories of economic growth and development; poverty, inequality and human capital; saving, investment and capital flows; production and trade; the role of the state; and policy measures. Country specific research will relate to sources of the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, IMF, etc.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define and describe the concepts and debates in the field of development economics
  2. interpret various development indicators
  3. explain growth and development theories
  4. argue about the role of resources in economic development
  5. evaluate development policies in a country specific context.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tendeukayi Mugadza