131.221 Contemporary Development Issues (15 credits)

(renamed "131.221 Global Development Issues")

This interdisciplinary course investigates contemporary global development. This course will explain different approaches to development and will explore a choice of topical themes that highlight problems and some of the strategies involved in addressing global concerns.

Changes have been made to this course. Information provided here only applies to 2017 enrolments.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Dr Maria Borovnik
  • Subject: Development Studies
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 27 February, 2017
  • End date: Saturday 24 June, 2017

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 13 March, 2017
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 26 May, 2017

Contact workshops/block courses

Delivery mode Venue Start date End date Attendance
In Person Manawatu Campus Tuesday 11 April, 2017 Wednesday 12 April, 2017 Recommended

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Fees


Course fees for 2017

  • Domestic Students: NZD $744.38 *
  • International Students NZD $3,157.70 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply 2017 enrolments.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a variety of explanatory frameworks in global development.
  2. Critically reflect on the complexity of issues that many developing countries face.
  3. Analyse and explore the interconnectedness of these complex development issues within contemporary settings.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting Note
1 Essay 1,3 10.0%
2 Essay 2,3 30.0%
3 Essay 2,3 30.0%
4 Essay 2,3 30.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

Complete all four assignments.

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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