131.706 Globalisation and Development (30 credits)

An examination of three critical themes in globalisation and development: tourism, migration, and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Dr Helen Leslie
  • 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

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Special notes

  • Both Block and Contact Workshops are taught together


  • 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 Monday 27 March, 2017 Friday 31 March, 2017 Recommended

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Course fees for 2017

  • Domestic Students: NZD $2,056.45 *
  • International Students NZD $6,890.00 *

* 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. Discuss the complex array of problems associated with the uneven nature of tourism development globally.
  2. Provide an advanced analysis of whether alternative approaches to tourism (such as ecotourism and pro-poor tourism) offer viable and effective development strategies.
  3. Recognise the complexities attached to the processes linking migration and development strategies.
  4. Provide an advanced analysis of how choices to move and effects of movements are being influenced by globalisation.
  5. Provide a detailed analysis of current and recent conflicts in terms of links with development problems in particular countries.
  6. Critically discuss issues surrounding post-conflict development globally.
  7. Prepare a class presentation.

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


There are no set texts for this course.

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