Globalisation and Development
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- 31 Jul 2023
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1. Demonstrate understanding of key trends, perspectives, approaches, and practices related to sustainable development.
2. Evaluate the intersections, strengths, and limitations of key practice areas and sustainable development goals.
3. Research and summarise key perspectives and debates on globalisation and sustainable development.
4. Synthesise research and arguments related to approaches and objectives of sustainable development.
- • Introduction to the history of development.
- • Sustainable development goals.
- • Social, cultural, and economic approaches to development.
- • Key institutions of international development.
- • Approaches to sustainability.
- • Globalisation and localisation in development.
- • Post-development critiques.
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Globalisation is a process by which distant regions are increasingly linked, shaping our lives and impacting on the fate of nations. We often think of globalisation primarily in terms of industry, trade and technology, but in this subject students will use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to take a broader view. We will explore some of the world's most pressing current problems, including but not limited to poverty and conflict, environmental degradation, gender equity and racism, access to health and well being. Case studies from a range of contexts including Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Indigenous communities in Australia and the Pacific will be examined.
- Quizzes on subject materials and lectures (equivalent to 1200 words) (20%)
- One 1600 word research essay and one essay plan (50%)
- 1200 word equivalent written assessment (30%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.