History and Politics of the Theories of Development G (8767.4)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Arts And Communications
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Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the history of development theories;
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key theoretical approaches to development;
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of how key concepts of development discourse have changed over time, and how those concepts relate to their historical, social and political context;
4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the diversity of understandings of development in different contexts; and
5. Demonstrate the skills required to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at post-graduate level.
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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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
In addition to meeting the specific academic requirements of a particular degree, all UC graduates are expected to acquire a range of generic skills or graduate attributes through their program of study. A full statement of the generic skills and attributes expected of UC graduates can be found at https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=3344. Employers value these skills highly, and it is important for your future career that you be able to identify your generic skills, and point to the learning experiences that produced them.
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All work should be submitted online via the unit website . The first page of each essay should be the appropriate cover sheet (available from the unit Canvas site).
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To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
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No formal requirements. Attendance at seminars is highly recommended.
Required IT skills
Minimal: the ability to use Canvas; basic word-processing skills; ability to make effective use of both the internet, and the library's databases and e-journals, for research purposes. (Training is available via the UC Library in the latter skills.)
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