CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT

DST5DAC

2016

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCelia McMichael

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree or through subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DST4CAD, DST5CAD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply critical insight into development theories and approaches to selected development issues and themes.

Activities:
Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

02. Communicate knowledge about development theories and approaches

Activities:
Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

03. Critically reflect on approaches to development, based on texts.

Activities:
Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

04. Demonstrate understanding of key development theories.

Activities:
Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

05. Engage in student-led discussion and learning.

Activities:
Seminars and online forums

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1000-word class presentation paper25 02, 03, 04, 01, 05
one 1000-word reflective assignment25 02, 03, 04, 01
one 3000-word research paper50 03, 04, 02, 01