• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Development Studies
  • Specialisation code RSDV-SPEC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Regional Studies in Development Specialisation

This specialisation aims to provide students with some familiarity with particular regions of the South impacted by development. Students may combine courses from several regions or focus on a particular region.

Learning outcomes

  • Familiarity      with current social, political and economic conditions in select regions.
  • Understanding      of how development issues have arisen in these regions.
  • Understanding      of how development policy and practice is impacting on these regions
  • Understanding      of how people in these regions respond to development
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANTH 2006: Anth New Guinea Melanes
ANTH2017 Indigenous Australians and Australian Society Today 6
  ANTH 2033: Rels & Soc India
ANTH2135 Vietnam Field School 6-12
ANTH3014 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia 6
ASIA2014 China Now: Ideology, Media and Culture 6
ASIA2039 Burma/Myanmar - a Country in Crisis 6
ASIA2041 Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments 6
ASIA2047 Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building 6
ASIA2063 Development Dilemmas in Chinese Politics 6
ASIA2069 Indonesia's Regions: Politics, Society, Economy 6
ASIA2267 India: The Emerging Giant 6
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development 6
ENVS2017 Vietnam Field School 6-12
MEAS2105 The Political Economy of the Middle East 6
PASI2003 Environment, Conflict and Development in the Western Pacific 6
POLS2031 Politics in the Middle East 6
POLS2070 Politics in Central Asia 6
POLS2095 Politics in Latin America 6
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