Summer Timetable

POL201H1F L0101

Politics of Development


This course introduces students to the concept and history of economic development, starting with the rise of trade and the industrial revolution, and moving through the different theories and strategies that have been used to generate wealth and employment, especially in the global south. The course explores critical questions such as what are the normative presumptions and implications of development, and why are some countries poorer than others. Our focus is to think critically about the world economy, and who wins and loses in that economy.


TBA. All texts will be made available, for free, online via Quercus

Format and Requirements

Two two-hour lectures per week, plus weekly tutorials. Students will be required to write one 5-page essay and one final exam.


4.0 credits or 1.0 POL credit