- Introduction to human rights and development
- Basic needs approach to development
- Capability approach to development
- Rights-based approach to development
- Human security approach to development
- Development and the role of international financial and trade institutions
- African perspectives on human rights and development
- Development, human rights and the environment
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Assignment 1 - Media Report Critique (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Essay 2 (50%)
- Assignment 3 - Essay 1 — Short Essay (30%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
This subject explores development by critiquing dominant models of economic development and exploring the relationship of human rights to development issues and development practice. It also focuses on colonialism and anticolonialist practice; human rights abuses of Indigenous populations in the name of 'development'; Indigenous understandings of human rights and challenges to colonialist development; human rights, development and environmental issues; gender and development; and the role of international financial and trade institutions in development.
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