- Code ANTH8007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2017
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This course will focus on certain important and current concepts in development policy and practice, and explore their background in the social sciences. We will examine the rise of discourses of development, including ideas of modernization, development and underdevelopment, and the North-South (or First-Third World) divide; relationships between people in local communities and the state; concepts of civil society and community; participation and empowerment; the rise of the framework of `social capital'; gender; poverty and basic needs; justice and human rights; the place of notions of indigeneity; and views of sustainability and appropriate technology in development. In examining some of the background to development concepts in the social sciences, we explore the relationships and tensions between their uses there and in forms of development, trying to identify pitfalls and positives.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will:
- Understand the background to key development concepts and
- Be able to evaluate their use in development projects, policy, and practice
This course is a required course for the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development Program and therefore is generally available each year
Essay 30%, participation 10%, annotated bibliography 20%, major project 40%.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 24 hours of seminars; and b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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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|
|7016||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|
|8428||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||Online||N/A|