DEVELOPMENT AND DISADVANTAGE PLACEMENT

DST2DDP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are offered an intense learning-by-immersion experience into the theory and practice of international development and disadvantage in a developing country through a placement in an in-country development organisation. The development organisation may include non-government organisations and development-related academic research centres working in the areas of community development, displacement, refugee services and advocacy, human rights, gender and development, environment, and sustainable development. The placement, seminars and written assignments will focus on students' learning and reflection about the theory and practice of development.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development (ABID) and Associated double degrees (HZHSID and SZASID) and completion of DST2CTD, DST2GAD or ANT2DGC and coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DST3DDP, ANT2DDD, ANT3DDD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students need the approval of the subject coordinator and be able to meet the overseas placement criteria to enrol in this subject.

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"These times are to allow students to meet with the subject coordinator prior to placement and to discuss assessment on their return."

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 17.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
field notes report (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1,000-word reflective journal25
one 2,000-word research essay50

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 17.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 5.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"These times are to allow students to meet with the subject coordinator prior to placement and to discuss assessment on their return."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
field notes report (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1,000-word reflective journal25
one 2,000-word research essay50

Melbourne, 2014, Week 26-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 26 - 30
One 17.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.

Supervisor Consultation Week: 26 - 30
One 5.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"These times are to allow students to meet with the subject coordinator prior to placement and to discuss assessment on their return."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
field notes report (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1,000-word reflective journal25
one 2,000-word research essay50

Melbourne, 2014, Week 48-07, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 48 - 07
One 17.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Supervisor Consultation Week: 48 - 07
One 5.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"These times are to allow students to meet with the subject coordinator prior to placement and to discuss assessment on their return."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
field notes report (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1,000-word reflective journal25
one 2,000-word research essay50