This course introduces students to sociological perspectives on global inequalities and development. It examines the concepts of development and globalisation in historical and contemporary contexts, incorporating themes of migration, health, reproduction, environment, climate change and work. Key issues addressed in the course are the interplay between economic growth and inequality, environmental degradation and its global institutions. A central theme of the course is social and political inequality and its relationship to social change and development. Although this course utilises a sociological lens to study development, it does not require any experience in sociology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand sociological perspectives on globalisation, global inequality and development;
- explain the political and historical developments that have shaped concepts such as the third world, progress and development;
- analyse the relationship between the local and the global in the context of development;
- investigate specific development issues, drawing on relevant sociological literature; and
- reflect on and discuss their learning in relation to the content of the course.
- Research essay 2500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Reflective essay 700 words (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Synoptic essay 1500 words (25) [LO 1,2,3]
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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