Welcome to Roddy’s Courses 2016
The lecture course material, videos and eBooks will all be uploaded into the tabs above. Links for the course are in the sidebar below the milestones. Comments can be made for any post.
The intention of this module is to stimulate a critical appreciation of the functioning of the world economy and current population forecasts It begins with an examination of what we mean by ‘development’ and then takes an historical approach to examine global and regional dimensions of development. An historical appreciation, based on the work of Maddison and Wallerstein, shows why the west has come to dominate the world. The module provides a critique of the current financial system and consumer capitalism. It concludes with an overview of demographic change and how population growth impacts on sustainable development and World Futures.
IMPORTANT OPEN BOOK EXAM INSTRUCTION
For Term 3’s work (Prof Fox: Section A of the examination)
You can bring two A4 pages containing your handwritten notes (with hand drawn diagrams).
You can write (and draw) on both sides of the page.
NO PHOTOCOPIES ALLOWED
- I have prepared a short document ‘Improving your English‘ which shows you where to do a diagnostic test and practice exercises to increase your understanding of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and writing.
- There’s an excellent guide called ‘How to Email a Professor‘ which I recommend you read BEFORE contacting me.
- Use of social media or digital devices in class. Read the following ‘Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class‘ in The Washington Post to see why I want no use of social media in class.
OTHER VISITORS: Welcome
Please feel free to make use of the materials. The Videos, eBooks and Slideshare are already available on the web. My Keynote presentations (in Course Material) require attribution for re-use and redistribution, for example: Fox, R.C. 2014. Keynote presentations. [Online]. Available: https://foxedblog.wordpress.com/ [date]
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