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Understanding Poverty (DEVT20004)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDEVT20004
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The literature on poverty identifies its causes as both economic and cultural. This subject aims to develop students understanding on the local and international economic factors producing poverty, as well as, its culture-bound causes and manifestations. Using poverty concepts in Development Studies, Political Economy, and Anthropology an analysis of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction at micro and macro level will be provided. Students are expected to acquire comprehensive understanding of multidimensional poverty and are aware of various poverty reduction strategies

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate high levels of analysis, conceptual sophistication and critical thinking about multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction strategies.
  • Be able to ritically analyse and engage in socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of local and global poverty.
  • Develop awareness of alternative theoretical perspectives.
  • Communicate knowledge effectively.

Last updated: 21 September 2019