Courses Catalogue

Economics And Development

COURSE CODE: PDS 9123:
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course explicates the concept of economics and economic systems and their contribution to development. The course then explores the aspects of national income, economic growth and their link with the sustainable development goals. The classical theories of economic growth are also covered, together with growth and development strategies. The course ends by looking at key economic aspects such as unemployment, poverty, population growth, urbanisation and foreign finance and investment.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

·         Articulate economic theories of growth and development in the context of developing countries.

·         Have identified and analysed key economic aspects in influencing and shaping the course of economic development.

·         Have identified the requirements for effecting rapid structural and institutional transformations of the entire society in a manner that will most efficiently bring the fruits of economic progress to the broadest segments of its populations.

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to explain the economic theories of growth and development in the context of developing countries and also analyze the key economic aspects that influence and shape the course of economic development.