Economic Development (11209.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse the economic causes of underdevelopment and the policies that can be used to address the issue;
2. Measure poverty and inequality and identify their determinants;
3. Describe economic disadvantage of indigenous Australians;
4. Explain the role of education, health, population growth and credit markets in the development process;
5. Analyse how development economics informs the practical implementation of development policies in varying local and global contexts;
6. Communicate the outcome of research through written reports or oral presentation; and
7. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites11175 Introduction to Economics.
Assumed knowledgeBasic economic concepts covered in Introduction to Economics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Tesfaye Gebremedhin|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr Tesfaye Gebremedhin|
There is no required text book which students have to purchase for this unit. However, the following three books have been made available at the library for your perusal:
1. Gerard, R 2014, Development Economics, Taylor and Francis, New York. [E-book available at UC library]
2. Thirlwall, AP & Pacheco-López, P 2017, Economics of Development: Theory and Evidence, 10th edn, Springer, London.
- Available for 3 day short loan and 3 hour term short loan at UC library Level B; HD82.T48 2017
3. Todaro M & Smith, S 2015, Economic Development, 12th edn, Pearson, London.
- Available for 3 day short loan and 3 hour term short loan at UC library Level B; HD82.T552 2015
The timetable of activities will indicate the relevant chapters to read for each topic covered in the unit. Additional reading materials and references are also provided in the reading list on Canvas.
Please note that 5% of the overall mark in the unit is allocated to seminar participation. Non-attendance or not participating in seminar discussions will result in students forfeiting this mark. Only those students who actively engage in seminars by asking questions and giving feedback regularly should expect to receive high marks for seminar participation. Please be advised that it is against University Policy to give marks for attendance alone.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with Microsoft word would be useful.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211651)
- Semester 1, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206178)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (204339)
- Semester 1, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (203926)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193786)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184620)