• 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
    • Dr Patrick Kilby
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course deals with the practicalities of working in development.

It will critically examine the key institutional actors that implement development projects: NGOs, bilateral, and multilateral donors.

Within this broader institutional environment the course will critically examine the institutional processes and priorities, the role of advocacy, the ethics of development practice, how development workers operate in the field, and how development projects are conceived and managed.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills:

  • to understand the range of organisations involved in development work and the issues they face in delivering strong development outcomes;
  • to critically appraise such organisations in terms of their effectiveness and identify which development institution is most relevant in a particular context; and
  • to appraise a development project or policy in terms of the likely political and institutional constraints.

Indicative Assessment

Online Forums (30%); critical review 2,000 words (25%); major essay (45%).

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Workload

Two hours per week in a tutorial format, plus another three hours, at least, reading and preparing assignments.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.

Specialisations

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $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
1018 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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