DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DST5DAE

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

With environmental issues, such as climate change, looming large, there has been considerable scholarly and public attention focused on the ecological implications of capitalist production, economic development, and consumerist lifestyle in the 'Western' world as well as what has been variously referred to as the 'developing world' or 'Third World'. To resolve these issues, several multilateral agencies have advocated and promoted environmentally friendly policies such as 'sustainable development' and more recently, a range of carbon emission reduction strategies. Since the mid-1980s, sustainable development has become an agenda pursued by many, if not all, nations in the world.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChris Roche

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).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DST4DAE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Conduct research, including literature review, development of argument and report writing.

Activities:
Students will prepare a major assignment, in which they must synthesise literature on their research subtopic and make an arguement.

02. Present an oral assessment of a key issue in environmental sustainability

Activities:
Students will be required to present a 15 minute oral presentation, in which they present a paper focused on a key issue relevant to the subject

03. Produce a sustained complex written argument based on original research and existing literature

Activities:
Students will prepare a major assignment, in which they must synthesise literature on their research subtopic and make an arguement.

04. Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of approaches in international development focused on environmental sustainability

Activities:
Students will be required to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of both the conceptual frameworks introduced in the subject as well as their applications in the field.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChris Roche

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class presentation (equivalent to 1000-words)Present findings of written assessment piece to the group30 02
One 3,000-word written assessment pieceDevelop a written assessment of a contemporary environmental problem from an international development perspective.70 01, 03, 04