- Code POLS2011
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr John Minns
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course is about development and change in the contemporary world. It examines the main theoretical approaches to development and how they affect development practice. Against this background the course takes up some key themes connected to the current “development agenda”, including the role of social policies, foreign aid, gender, environmental sustainability, and development-induced displacement.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the different perspectives and theories of development and change in the modern era.
- Analyse the competing interests, motivations and rhetoric of key stakeholders and interest groups.
- Apply development theory and perspectives to contemporary issues.
- Conduct research and think critically and to develop academic writing styles to suit different purposes.
- Understand the issues and processes described and to relate them to current affairs and present-day issues of significance.
- Early term essay/policy brief plan(*) (approx 500 words): 10% [Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5]
- Mid-term essay/policy brief (*) (2000-2500 words): 40% [Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5]
- Take home final exam (approx. 2000 words): 40% [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
- Participation in at least 7 tutorials: 10% [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]
(*) Students can choose between writing an essay or a policy brief.
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One two-hour lecture and one tutorial per week. Student are expected to commit up to seven hours of independent study per week for this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsHopper, P. Understanding Development. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2012.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3429||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|