Courses Catalogue

Rural And Urban Development

COURSE CODE: PDS 9201
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 covers the concepts of urbanisation and rural areas, forms and causes of rural and urban deprivation, strategies and approaches to rural and urban development, and the population dynamics in these areas. The course also covers employment, rural planning and land use management and the relationships between rural development and urbanization especially in developing countries.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the students should:

  • Identifiy and comprehended the major forms and causes of rural and urban deprivation.
  • Identify the strategies and approaches to rural and urban development.
  • Identify and examine rural and urban population dynamics, employment, rural planning and land use management.
  • Demonstrate the interrelationships between rural development and urbanization.
  • Identify development opportunities and solutions to overcome the challenges of rural and urban development in LDCs.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students are expected to use their knowledge of the strategies and approaches of rural and urban development to propose solutions that will change communities in these environs or their work places.