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Urban and Rural Development


Admission requirements

Only the following categories of students can register for this course:

  • Students enrolled for the BA programme “Culturele antropologie en ontwikkelingssociologie” at Leiden University who have passed the Propedeuse

  • Exchange and Study Abroad students
    Please see below a description of the registration procedure.

  • Students who have been admitted to this course as part of their pre-master programme for the MA in CA-DS



Course Objectives



  • Lectures
    Wednesdays February 12th – April 30st 2014, 10-13 h, room 5A29, Pieter de la Court building.

Mode of instruction

Total of 10 ECTS = 280 study hours (sbu)

  • Lectures 10 × 2 h (30 sbu)

  • Ethnographic exercises (practica) 5 × 1 h (5 sbu)

  • Group discussions 5 × 1 h (10 sbu)

  • Literature ca. 900 pp (155 sbu)

  • Paper 6000 words = 10 pp (80 sbu)

Assesment method

  • Assignments (AQCI’s) (10%)

  • Presentations (25%)

  • Active student participation in discussions is expected (10%)

  • Final exam (40%)

  • Presence at lectures (minimum 9 out of 10 meetings)

  • Excursion (10%)

  • Articles in the media (5%)


Blackboard module will be active.
Students who have been granted admission must register for this course on Blackboard.

Reading list

To be announced on Blackboard


  • Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply for the exchange programme.
    Only those exchange students whose admission to this particular course has already been approved, need to register for this course in Usis and on Blackboard.

  • BA studenten CA-OS van Universiteit Leiden:
    Inschrijving geschiedt via Usis, alleen voor “hoorcollege HC” en “tentamen TEN”. Bij problemen met Usis-inschrijving, raadpleeg de Usis-helpdesk van de FSW.
    Bij aanhoudende problemen, stuur een mailtje naar secrcaos@fsw.leidenuniv.nl met het verzoek om je op de deelnemerslijst van de themamodule te zetten.

  • Pre-master students need to have completed their Admission procedure for the master CA-DS. and to be formally admitted to the pre-master programme.


Dr. Tessa Minter 071-527 3816, mintert@fsw.leidenuniv.nl