Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on the practical skills used in development work. Guest speakers from various agencies share their experiences of the development field, providing students with an opportunity to draw on professional expertise. The subject is organised around the idea of the 'development project'. Students are introduced to key development tools, processes and debates surrounding the implementation of development projects. On completion students will be familiar with grant proposal writing, practical tools used in development intervention, and with debates about the best forms of development intervention.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCelia McMichael

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in ABID, HZHSID, SZASID or AGID.


Incompatible subjects SOC3DIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development (ABID) or associated double degrees with International Development (SZAGID and HZHSID), and have completed ANT1CAG, DST1DEV, DST2CTD as well as any International Development List B subjects associated with the degrees.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCelia McMichael

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Briefing report (1,000-word equivalent)25
Group presentation (500-word equivalent)10
Group project proposal (1,000-word equivalent)30
One 1,500-word reflective essay35