• 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 Second Semester 2016
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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:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
 
  1. Understand the range of organisations involved in development work and the issues they face in delivering strong development outcomes;
  2. Critically appraise such organisations in terms of their effectiveness and identify which development institution is most relevant in a particular context; and
  3. Appraise a development project or policy in terms of the likely political and institutional constraints.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) eight weeks; [learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Critical review, 2000 words (25%) [learning outcomes 1, 2]
Project Critique, 3000 words  (45%) [learning outcome 3]
2 Online Forums (20% each)  [learning outcomes 1, 2]

 

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Workload

One 2-hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks.  Students are expected to commit a further 8 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours). 

 

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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
9729 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
Online
9848 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online N/A

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