- Code ANTH8009
- 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 Geography, Anthropology, Development Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Patrick Kilby
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2024
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the range of organisations involved in development work and the issues they face in delivering strong development outcomes;
- critically appraise such organisations in terms of their effectiveness and identify which development institution is most relevant in a particular context; and
- appraise a development project or policy in terms of the likely political and institutional constraints.
- Tutorial participation 12 weeks (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Critical review (2000 words) (25) [LO 1,2]
- Project Critique (3000 words) (45) [LO 3]
- 2 Online Forums (20) [LO 1,2]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of tutorials over 12 weeks; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
There are no prescribed texts.
There are two to three readings each week/topic from journals or book sections including those from the current or previous year.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3612||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|
|3613||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||Online||N/A|