DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 2012-2013
The new study program: Update for the 2012-2013 program (9.1.2013), Development Studies 2012-2013 (pdf)
UniPID (the Finnish University Partnership for International Development) network
Remember that you also have a possibility to do development related virtual courses organized by the UniPID network, and include them into your studies. UniPID Virtual Courses address a variety of themes relating to sustainable development. Courses are open and free of charge to all students enrolled at UniPID member universities.
Every registered student at the University of Turku is allowed to study Development Studies and there is no separate application. The students may sign up in the first lecture of every course. However, students have to sign up for the Development Studies seminar (spring term) before it starts (please follow the information online).
Please remember that in order to attend to the included UniPID Virtual Courses access the new virtual studies website and register for courses. Please, follow the UniPID homepage. Click the REGISTERATION link in the course menu to access the online registration form for each course. Please note that students who are registerd to the online courses just gets an information that the registeration was successfull. More information is provided by the teacher before the course starts!
Moodle is an open source course management system, it can be found from the https://moodle.utu.fi/. For example, the courses Introduction to United Nations and International Development Cooperation can be done 100% virtually in Moodle environment. Also the homepages of the courses organized by the Center for East Asian Studies can be found from Moodle.
Most of the courses in Moodle require an enrolment key. You get the key from your teacher and you need the key only on the first time when you enter the course pages. Usually, the key is given in the first lecture or sent to you via email.
Timetables of the courses and the latest information
For updated version of the courses available see the webpages of Development Studies, especially current information page. The noticeboard of Development Studies is in the Building of Natural Sciences I, 4th floor (hall). Students should check out the web pages and the noticeboard once in a while to get the latest information. The exam results can be seen from the noticeboerd usually before they get online (Wentti).
Students taking courses of the East Asian Studies (Nation and State in East Asia –East Asian Studies Minor) will find the timetables of the courses from the programme’s website.
Essays and lecture diaries:
One ECTS/op is about five pages. Essays or lecture diaries are not only summaries of the books or lectures and students should also discuss about their own opinions based on their academic studies. Essays can be grounded to one or more books. The references should be specific and made by norms of one’s main subject. They can be written in Finnish or in English. Copying from the books or the internet is strictly forbidden.
A list of suitable literature can be found from below and from the info booklet available on the Noticeboard of Development Studies. Students can also propose other books considering their own academic interests but in this case they should discuss with the coordinator first. Completed essays can be left in to the postbox (room 431a) of Mikko Joronen in the Department of Geography and Geology. They can also be sent via e-mail or students can bring them to the coordinator’s office.
Students may attend lectures related to Development Studies arranged by another department and write a lecture diary after being in five lectures. There will be “lecture passports" available for the purpose. Students should discuss about the chosen lectures with the coordinator before attending.
Many have been asking how to compile a good lecture diary. As a general form, you may follow the following:
• Top: your name, student number, name of the course, date (when needed, also include your possible request for grading the report, otherwise the scale may be passed/failed)
• Content of the course: Write shortly about each topic discussed during the course with your own words. What are the main points, views, orientations, etc. The report need not to be a complete set of lecture notes but rather a summary based on them.
• Learning reflections. Include your own reflections about the discussed topics and the course as a whole. How is your interpretation about the studied topic influenced by what you have heard, understood and digested during and after the course.
Library of Development Studies
The library of Development Studies is located in Educarium, in the library of Department of Social Sciences (see Political History/Development Studies). You can also find suitable books from other libraries and there is a collection of books considering Development Studies in the Department of Geography.
List of the Literature, MAKE0310 (The list is to be updated, but at least following books are suitable. Students can also suggest literature according to their own interests):
Davis, D. E. (2004): Discipline and development: middle classes and prosperity in East Asia and Latin America.
Desai, V. & R.B. Potter (2002): The companion to development studies.
Dicken, P. (2003): Global Shift: Reshaping the Global Economic Map in the 21st Century
Easterly, W. (2001): The elusive quest for growth economists’ adventures and misadventures in the tropics.
Easterly, W. (2006): White Man’s Burden
Greig A, Hulme D & Turner, M (2007): Challenging Global Inequality.
Hardoy, J.E., D. Mitlin & D. Satterwhite (2001): Environmental problems in urbanizing world: finding solutions for cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Henshall Momsen, J. and Kinnard, V. (ed) (1995): Different places, different voices: gender and development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Marglin, Stephen (2008): The Dismal Science, How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community
Mavrotas, G and Shorrocks, A. (2007): Advancing development: core themes in global economics
Momsen, Janet H. (2004): Gender and Development
Osterhammel, J. & Petersson, N. P. (2005): Globalization: a short history
Payne, J-M. et al (ed) (2007): Democracies in development: politics and reform in Latin America
Petras, J. & H. Veltmeyer (2001): Globalization unmasked.
Riddell, R. (2007): Does Foreign Aid Really Work?
Rist, G. (2002): History of Development from Western Origins to Global Faith.
Rodney W. (1973): How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Scholte, J. (2000): Globalization: A Critical Introduction
Sen, A. (2000): Development as freedom.
Stiglitz, J. E. (2008): Capital Market Liberalization and Development
Stiglitz J.E., Charlton, Adrew (2005): Fair trade for all: how trade can promote development
Stiglitz, J. E. (2006): Making Globalization Work
Tamminen, T. & M. Zenger (1998): Moderni Intia.
Yamin, A.E. (ed) (2006): Derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en América Latina: del invento a la herramienta.