REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

GEG3RED

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain a broad understanding of regional economic development processes, focusing on Australian and international examples. Weekly classes will introduce students to contested understandings of 'the economy' and explore how neoliberalism, globalisation, and increasing urbanisation present challenges and opportunities for diverse forms of regional development. Along the way we will consider how diverse social, cultural and political contexts shape regional economic development in different ways.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites At least 30 credit points in 1st year Humanities and Social Sciences subjects, or approval of subject coordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify a range of approaches for local and regional economic development
02. Evaluate and critique relevant articles and extracts that examine the theory and practice of local and regional economic development
03. Formulate strategies for local and regional economic development
04. Demonstrate an understanding of economic and geographic concepts relevant to development concerns

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Nine 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Nine 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Short essay (1500 words) This assessment familiarises students with the ideas and debates within the scholarly literature.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4
Critical Explanatory Review (1500) This assessment provides students with the skills to investigate and communicate about a complex economic development topic.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Development strategy (2000 words) In this assessment, students apply their conceptual and theoretical knowledge to an applied economic development project.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Nine 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Nine 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Short essay (1500 words) This assessment familiarises students with the ideas and debates within the scholarly literature.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4
Critical Explanatory Review (1500) This assessment provides students with the skills to investigate and communicate about a complex economic development topic.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Development strategy (2000 words) In this assessment, students apply their conceptual and theoretical knowledge to an applied economic development project.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4