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By the end of the Module, students should be able to:
1. Critically understand, appraise and explain diverse (environmental, health, political, socioeconomic, etc.) challenges facing the Global South and their connections with the Global North.
2. Students should be able to identify the source(s) of these challenges and the extent to which they affect each continent or country.
3. Students will develop the necessary critical academic and analytical skills required to recommend policies and proffer lasting and valuable solutions to the challenges of the GS.
4. Appraise the workability of the solutions to (economic, environmental, health, and socio-political) the challenges facing the South and the transferability of such solutions to the Global North.
In this module, we will explore the following topics:
- Introduction to Global Challenges (with emphasis on the South).
- Specific Developmental Challenges facing the Global South (GS). For example, health:
• Special topics we will consider include – Disease outbreaks and pandemics such as the COVID-19 and Ebola. We will also consider sociocultural issues relating to gender inequality, like female genital mutilation (FGM).
• Vaccine capitalism, inequality, vaccine resistance, etc.
- Commercial and Political Determinants of Health in GS
- Social Determinants of Health Inequality
- Environmental/Planetary Health: Climate Change and Activism
- Corruption and Underdevelopment in GS
- Conflict, Violence, and War in GS
- Migration, Activism, and Policies in GS
• We we answer the questions: what is the major cause(s) of migration in GS, and what are the effects on both GlS and North)? How do we proffer useful solutions to both the GN and GS?
- International Organized Crime in the GS and Implications for Development
• Illegal mining of natural resources as an organized crime
• Terrorism networks
• Drug Trafficking, amongst other challenges.
• Students will be able to understand the social process and practices of organized crime, the systemic network of operation of crime syndicates, and how their activities affect human development).
• What are the solutions to these challenges?
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
Not applicable to this module.
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|Journal: Students will participate in a reflection exercise and share how their learning experiences developed in the course and to what extent they are equipped to provide solutions to global challenges.||End of trimester MCQ||n/a||Graded||No||
|Project: Students will prepare a case study on any challenges facing a country or continent in the Global South using one of the following formats: essay, infographic or PowerPoint.||End of trimester MCQ||n/a||Graded||Yes||
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