Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to contemporary approaches to and perspectives on international development. Weekly topics will provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with gender-aware, rights-based and participatory approaches to development. Drawing on contemporary global issues, students will critically debate the definition and nature of poverty, sustainability, justice, social change and community, as well as question the relevance of concepts such as 'overseas' development assistance.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development (ABID) and associated double degrees (HZHSID and SZAGID), and completion of ANT1CAG and DST1DEV (or HIS1DEV).


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Online exercise (1,000-word equivalent)30
Research essay (2,000-words)50
Small group presentation (1,000-word equivalent)20