• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sharon Bessell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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An important feature of the last two hundred years has been continuous arguments about whether and to what extent development is spontaneous or can be intended or planned. Such arguments have come to the fore once again around the idea of globalization. In particular, debate centres upon the relationship between globalisation and development, or what some see as the opposite effects of the former, impoverishment and under-development. Using the idea of globalisation as a starting point, POGO 8072 introduces students to the principal points of debate which continue to be raised and are influential about development.

 

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students will:
1.      Have a deep understanding of different, often competing, conceptualisations of ‘development’
2.      Have a sound knowledge of several major theories of international development
3.      Be able to critically analyse the strengths and shortcomings of major theories
4.      Have a strong understanding of several themes that dominate the contemporary international development agenda
5.      Be able to critically analyse the strengths and shortcomings of dominant themes

Indicative Assessment

Test     (relates to Learning Outcome 1)         40%

Essay  (relates to Learning Outcomes 2-3)     50%

Seminar Attendance and Contribution (relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3)      10%

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Workload

30 contact hours over about 11 weeks; please see the timetable on the Crawford School website for details.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts. However depending upon availability and suitability, an especially topical contemporary book may be set. The cost of this book is always kept to a minimum by using a cheap hardcover or paperback edition. 

Preliminary Reading

Students are encouraged to commence reading the material presented in the Reading Brick before classes commence.

A select bibliography of books, articles and electronic sites is provided via the course Web CT site for all students enrolled in POGO 8072

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 $1338
2004 $2412
2005 $2988
2006 $3084
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3683 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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