• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Francesca Merlan
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course will focus on certain important and current concepts in development policy and practice, and explore their background in the social sciences. We will examine the rise of discourses of development, including ideas of modernization, development and underdevelopment, and the North-South (or First-Third World) divide; relationships between people in local communities and the state; concepts of civil society and community; participation and empowerment; the rise of the framework of `social capital'; gender; poverty and basic needs; justice and human rights; the place of notions of indigeneity; and views of sustainability and appropriate technology in development. In examining some of the background to development concepts in the social sciences, we explore the relationships and tensions between their uses there and in forms of development, trying to identify pitfalls and positives.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will:

  • Understand the background to key development concepts and
  • Be able to evaluate their use in development projects, policy, and practice

Other Information

This course is a required course for the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development Program and therefore is generally available each year

Indicative Assessment

Essay 30%, participation 10%, annotated bibliography 20%, major project 40%.

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Workload

Two Hours per week - seminar format plus an additional four hours per week involved in going through the requried readingns, preparing for on-line activties, and writing essays.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1470
2004 $1836
2005 $2178
2006 $2178
2007 $2178
2008 $2178
2009 $2178
2010 $2250
2011 $2310
2012 $2358
2013 $2478
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3450
2007 $3450
2008 $3450
2009 $3450
2010 $3576
2011 $3582
2012 $3582
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On- Campus
6036 28 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person N/A
Online
8874 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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