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Introduction to International Development (8669.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176413) - View
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    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146324) - View

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    This unit will introduce students to theories and approaches to international development. It will examine the evolution of related theories and approaches in a historical context, examining global issues like Gender, poverty, globalization and its impact on various communities. It will explore the role played by states, development agencies, donors and corporations in managing and exacerbating development issues. The unit will give an overview of development issues faced by the communities in developing and developed world, discussing governance & corruption; human mobility and conflicts. It will examine the cultural and environmental concerns especially in addressing the needs to indigenous communities.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the history of development; post-war reconstruction in Europe, development theories and post-development; demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and debates relating to international development; of the dynamics of international development sector; of poverty, disparity in resource distribution and its impact on developing world; of human mobility, conflict and post-conflict development concerns; of environment issues in development; and

    2. Identify stakeholders, state and non-state actors and the role played by donors, corporations and civil society organization in development; an understanding of development issues in indigenous communities and cultural concerns; anduse electronic resources for research and critical skills to present argument at undergraduate level.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours/week (classes/online activities).





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