Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject we critically interrogate the idea of development from a number of perspectives including: growth-centred development, human development, post-development, gender and development, indigenous development, participatory development and alternative development. The focus is on contemporary manifestations of these different approaches, and we place them in historical perspective.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorCelia McMichael

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Master of International Development and related double masters (AMID/AMIDV/AMIDH/HZHPHID/HZPHID), Graduate Diploma of International Development(AGDST) or Graduate Certificate of International Development (ACDST).


Incompatible subjects DST4CAD

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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-ordinatorCelia McMichael

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
one 2000-word class presentation paper25
one 2000-word reflective assignment25
one 4000-word research paper50