RHI-10506 Introduction to International Development Studies (BA Int. Dev. Studies); Social Science Group, Wageningen University;
Introduction into the key themes of international development studies, confronting the major theoretical approaches to real-world developments. The course analyses global development themes from a historical perspective.
RHI-11306 Societal Transitions in Historical Perspective (BA Health and Society; BA Communication Sciences); Social Science Group, Wageningen University;
This course gives an overview of historical developments in Western societies from 1750 onwards, in order to provide insight into long term economic, demographic, social, political, cultural and spatial transitions. It trains students to interpret contemporary problems from a historical perspective.
SCH-21306 Demography and Global Population Issues (BA Health and Society); Social Science Group, Wageningen University;
Many of the most pressing contemporary social and economic issues (like poverty, unemployment, slums, environmental degradation) are narrowly linked with demographic processes (population growth or decline, migration, epidemics) and the functioning of the family. These demographic processes diverge widely across the globe. This course addresses issues as mortality, fertility and population aging, and studies them in a global and dynamic perspective.