The course examines the causes and effects of rapid urbanization in developing countries. It explores the economic and political dynamics that grease the wheels of contemporary patterns of growth. In addition to examining both local and transnational forces that drive contemporary urbanization, the course focuses on key issues that emerge in rapidly growing cities of the developing world, ranging from growing income inequality and socio-economic exclusion, environmental challenges, and rising violence. Class sessions are discussion-based and focus on a critical analysis of the arguments presented. The course enables students to understand the process, dynamics and scope of urbanization, and its implications for policy and governance in the context of industrialization and globalization. It will explore the major factors contributing to rapid urbanization. The course will equip students with knowledge to explore how urbanization influences people’s livelihood, social change, population mobility and political governance.
COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the process, dynamics and key features of Developing country’s urbanization in the context of industrialization and globalization.
2. Examine the major policies and institutions relating to urbanization in Developing countries.
3. Explore the major impacts of urbanization on people’s livelihood, social change, political governance and environmental protection in Developing countries.
4. Develop the ability to evaluate the social, political and environment impacts of urbanization in Developing countries.
- Editing Teacher: Dan Arwa