AD5838: Dis/ability and Development: A focus on the Global South

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 16hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 8hr(s) Other (Fieldtrip); 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and guest lecturers; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To explore how dis/ability is experienced, understood and perceived in countries of the Global South in the context of socio-cultural contexts and development agendas. The importance of historical forces and structures in shaping and influencing the realities of living with dis/abilities are emphasised, as are evolving local / national environments.
Module Content: Students will be introduced to a brief overview of the development context in the Global South. Thereafter, discussion will focus on dis/ability, development and poverty in the Global South, highlighting particular issues that need to be considered with reference to norms and practices prevalent in these countries. Case studies are then utilised to highlight the complexities of particular contexts and identify similarities and differences that are apparent in the Global North and the Global South with reference to dis/abilities.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Debate the wider development issues and how dis/ability intersects with these issues.
  • Analyse the relationship between dis/ability and poverty in the Global South.
  • Develop a critical perspective on undertaking research on dis/ability in the Global South.
  • Gain a knowledge of the particular complexities of the case studies undertaken.
  • Analyse dis/ability in other environments in the Global South.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2,500 word case study).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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