THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT

DST2CTD

2015

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.

SchoolSchool 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 ANT1CAG or DST1DEV (or HIS1DEV), or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Present an audio visual report on an important development concept, practice, debate or organisation.

Activities:
Small group work; tutorial discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Produce a sustained, complex written argument evaluating contemporary approaches, perspective or debates in the theory and practice of intenrational development.

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Summarise and research knowledge on development-related topics.

Activities:
Small group work; online exercise; research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Synthesise research and arguments on contemporary development practice.

Activities:
Small group work; online exercise; research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online exercises (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Research essay (2,000-words)50 02, 03, 04
Small group presentation (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 03, 04