TAFAECO15U Compulsory course (1st. semester): Economic Development in Africa
MA programme in African Studies
The course will examine major current issues in development economics with special emphasis on how they relate to economic growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. The course will cover macroeconomic issues (key sectors, growth determinants and international capital flows) and microeconomic issues (such as health, human capital and poverty dynamics).
In addition to presenting stylized facts about the economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the course will pay particular attention to the different economic theories about economic growth and development and the policy implications that follow.
The aim is for the student to acquire the following qualifications:
- Knowledge of key concepts and a clear understanding of economic theory and methodology of relevance to economic development problems and economic policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Knowledge of central theories of economic development and the effects of the most important economic policy measures.
- Knowledge of the economic development and structures of African countries.
CAS MA students admitted 1 September 2016 wil automatic be
registered for this course.
Other CAS MA students have to register for the course at KUnet.
Professional Master students has to hand in a registration form.
Please read here: http://teol.ku.dk/cas/studentinformation/courses/course_registration/
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examination, 30 min.
- Exam registration requirements
Please see the Study Curricula at www.teol.ku.dk/cas/studentinformation/study_curricula
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
- Exam period
December 2016 (submission of Written group essay) and January 2017 (oral exam).
For more information please see here: https://intranet.ku.dk/africanstudies_ma/examination/examinationtimeschedule/Pages/default.aspx
Criteria for exam assesment
The grade 12 is given at the exam when the student demonstrates:
- In-depth knowledge of the prerequisites and implications for economic development issues as well as key socio-economic trends inAfrica,
- Strong knowledge of the different theories used to explain and forward economic growth and development,
- Solid understanding of both the macroeconomic and microeconomic issues (e.g. health, human capital, poverty dynamics).
- Ability to understand and use economic theories and tools to analyse relevant policies and outcomes of relevance to the region.
- Class Instruction
- Course Preparation
- Exam Preparation