MAKING DEVELOPMENT MATTER

DST5CTD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides foundational knowledge and skills concerning the history and various perspectives on sustainable international development. Weekly topics will provide an opportunity for students to critically debate contemporary development perspectives on global issues such as poverty, sustainability, justice, social change and community, as well as question the relevance of concepts such as 'overseas' development assistance. The subject enables students to understand and critically evaluate the dynamics of change in the development sector, and generate new ideas about how development matters to people around the world.  

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Development or nested degrees

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DST2CTD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand key development concepts, practices, and organisations.

Activities:
Online activities, research essay, group discussions, seminar presentations, reading of set texts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate contemporary perspectives on sustainable international development.

Activities:
Online activities, research essay, group discussions, reading of set texts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply advanced knowledge and research skills to evaluate contemporary development practice.

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

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*
Online Exercises (1,500 word equivalent)This requires students to complete a range of online activities through the LMS.35 01, 02
Research Essay (3,000 words)This requires students to research and write an essay in response to a key question of sustainable international development.65 01, 02, 03