14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: ECO4006F, ECO4007F and ECO4016F for Economic Honours students. PPE (and other) students who do not have to complete the core as part of their degree requirements may be granted permission to register for this elective at the discretion of the Head of Department.
After independence, many parts of Africa suffered serious relative economic decline. Recent growth rates have been very promising. This course is therefore about the challenges confronting economic development in Africa (generally excluding South Africa). It seeks to provide a detailed overview of African and exposes students to debates regarding past problems, current possibilities. The focus is applied Topics include the state in Africa, challenges of managing capital flows, aid, resources and conflict, agriculture
DP requirements: None
Assessment: Coursework only consisting of 4 essays, each 20%; 20% on panel performance and class participation.
Last updated : 23 Apr 2018