131.221 Global Development Issues (15 credits)

(previously "131.221 Contemporary 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 2018 enrolments.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Summer School
  • 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 19 November, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 17 February, 2019

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Wednesday 28 November, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 January, 2019

Contact workshops

There is no contact workshop for this course

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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