Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Research and investigate issues related to local and international economic development
  2. Collabortively analyse and evaluate theoretical concepts related to economic development economic development issues, problems and policies
  3. Demonstrate analytical thinking related to the complex mix of forces that can both foster and hinder economic development locally and internationally
  4. Evaluate the main policy solutions put forward by governments and various international agencies identifying their limitations independently and collaboratively
  5. Research, analyse and evaluate policy related options and outcomes related to development issues and policies.
  • Topics
    • Concepts and Principles of Economic Development: Concepts of Economic Development. Theories of Economic Development
    • Development Problems and Policies: National and International Perspectives: Population. Human Capital. Agriculture. The Environment
    • Development Problems and Policies: National and International Perspectives: Trade. Payments, Debt and Stabilisation. Foreign Investment and Aid
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-ECO320
  • SWI-ECO32

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Students should have completed 12 subjects (125 cps) prior to enrolling in this subject

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to increase students' awareness and understanding of conceptual and contemporary issues and concepts related to economic development in Australia and countries in the process of development. The subject also provides students an ability to reach independent and informed assessments of development issues and their possible solutions.  

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment — Essay Individual (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 4 — Research Report (40-60%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report — Presentation Group (20-30%) (0%)

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

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