The Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
A minimum of 12 units from completion of research training courses from the following list:
ANTH4012 Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods
POLS4047 Interpretation, Method, Critique: Interpretivist Methods in the Social Sciences
SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar
A maximum of 12 units from completion courses from the following list:
ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory
POLS4038 Comparative Political Institutions
POLS4039 Comparative Political Behaviour
POLS4040 Comparative Federalism
POLS4041 Special Topics in Comparative Politics
POLS4012 International Cooperation
POLS4013 International Relations Theory
POLS4021 Civilian Protection in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones
POLS4027 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
POLS4031 Globalisation: Theories, Issues, Debates
POLS4032 Globalisation: the Interaction of Economics and Politics
POLS4036 Human Rights and Human Responsibility
SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar
24 units from completion of any of the following compulsory course:
HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero
Students must consult the Development Studies Honours Convenor in the selection of their methods and theory courses.
A Bachelor of Development Studies Degree from ANU, or equivalent from another institution with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent calculated from the 48 units of courses listed in the degree as core courses, development studies courses and advanced level courses, and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis.
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The Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Development Studies, it gives high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of development studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a 20,000 word thesis, that leads to the development of new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Honours in Development Studies is an entry pathway into employment in overseas aid delivery, community development, immigration, indigenous affairs, and cross-cultural communication in both government and non-government sectors.
- pose a significant research question relating to Development Studies;
- investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Development Studies, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
- communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
consolidate learning of methodologies specific to one of the core disciplines of development studies
deepen knowledge of theoretical literature in one of the core disciplines of development studies
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.