The forming of the economies of the Global South

Course Dates: 22/04/24 - 10/06/24
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Online
Explore how historical, political, and economic factors have shaped Global South economies. Analyze trade, governance, urbanization, poverty, sustainability, and challenges, fostering a holistic understanding of their development within the global landscape.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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The forming of the economies of the Global South
  • Course Code: HPC172
  • Dates: 22/04/24 - 10/06/24
  • Time: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 6 sessions (over 8 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein

Course Code: HPC172

Mon, eve, 22 Apr - 10 Jun '24

Duration: 6 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of the historical, socio-economic, and political factors that have shaped the development trajectories of countries in the Global South. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will examine the impact of colonial legacies, governance structures, trade dynamics, urbanization, poverty alleviation efforts, environmental sustainability, and more.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

This course will cover a variety of topics including:

• The Global South and Economic Development
• The Role of Institutions and Governance
• Development Economics Theories and Strategies
• Trade, Globalization, and Industrialization
• Agriculture and Rural Development
• Urbanization and Informal Economies.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Comprehend the intricate interplay of historical, political, and economic factors shaping Global South economies
• Analyze their unique challenges
• Propose informed solutions for sustainable development within the global context.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and no prior knowledge is required. A good standard of English and a willingness to engage positively and respectfully with the topic is all that is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through lectures and discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs. Please bring a pen and paper if you wish to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HPC173: The Global Economy unpacked: Understanding emerging markets today.

Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein

Ingrid holds a joint International Relations PhD from King's College London and the University of São Paulo. Her focus is on international political economy, international organisations and international financial institutions. In her doctoral research she explored the role of major middle-income emerging countries in the World Bank’s strategies, with a focus on the institution’s knowledge power. She has been teaching seminars for undergraduate students at King's College London on topics related to history, economics, political science, and sociology. Prior to coming to the United Kingdom, she worked as an International Development Cooperation analyst in the public sector in Brazil.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.