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  • Objectives
    Development studies focuses on social, political and economic transformations, particularly in developing nations. This thematic major can be taken in conjunction with a major in either Anthropology, Geography, History, Politics and International Relations or Sociology as part of the Bachelor of Social Science. In it, you will explore rural and urban development, and post-colonial development in the Asia Pacific region. You will also examine a range of development theories, including early modernisation theory, dependency theories and world systems theories, as well as more recent postmodernist critiques of development theories. This major will equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to pursue a career in national or international government, non-government or private agencies which focus on community development, aid and social justice.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Social Science (Development Studies)
  • Course description
    Development Studies Major

    Introduction


    This major focuses on social, political and economic transformations, particularly those in developing nations. It is intended to equip students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to pursue careers in national and international government, non-government and private agencies which have a focus on community development, aid and social justice. It also examines a range of development theories, including early modernisation theory, dependency theories and world system theories, as well as more recent postmodernist critiques of development theories. Themes covered include rural and urban development, and post-colonial development in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Course Organisation

    The Development Studies Major may be taken as a second social science major, but not as a sole social science major.

    Course Structure                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 2
    310993     v.1           Development Policy in Practice 225                     3.0     25.0
    311063     v.1           Approaches to Development 224                        3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                       50.0
                                                                                                                          100.0

    Year 3

                                    SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                         100.0
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 2                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10794     v.3           Sociology 216 - Demography
                                  - Population and Social Development                      3.0     25.0
    11299     v.4           Sociology 226 - Education, Society and the State   3.0     25.0
    11346     v.3           Anthropology 231 - Gender, Community
                                   and Environment in India and Bangladesh             3.0     25.0
    12653     v.3           Anthropology 232 - Migration and Social Change
                                   in South-East Asia                                                   3.0     25.0
    13212     v.3           Geography 222 - Tourism and
                                   Recreation Impacts and Implications                       5.0     25.0
    13443     v.3           Worlds of Women - Economy, Society
                                   and Gender in Contemporary Asia 229                    3.0     25.0
    304236   v.2           Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
                                   in the Asia-Pacific Region 500                                  3.0     25.0
    311004   v.1           Markets, States and Communities
                                   in the 21st Century 228                                          3.0     25.0
    311005   v.1           Oil, God and War: the Making of
                                   the Modern Middle East 226                                   3.0     25.0
    311021   v.1           Work, Economy, Environment 211                          3.0     25.0
    311062   v.1           Human Rights in Social Perspective 219                  3.0     25.0
    311094   v.1           Sexualities and Genders
                                 - Sociocultural Perspectives 235                               3.0     25.0
    5220       v.4           Geography 215 - Social and Environmental
                                   Sustainability in South-East Asia                            4.0     25.0
    7945       v.6           Sociology 211 - Social Change,
                                   Globalisation and Uneven Development                 2.0     25.0
    7985       v.4           Geography 219 - Regional Development
                                    - International Perspectives                                  4.0     25.0
    8782       v.6           Indigenous Australia In
                                   International Perspective 218                                3.0     25.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 3                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    310995     v.1           Geography 312 - Research Perspectives in Geography             3.0     50.0
    310999     v.1           History 311 - Provocative Histories                                            3.0     50.0
    311000     v.1           History 312 - Interpreting Histories                                           3.0     50.0
    311008     v.1           Political Inquiry 311                                                                   3.0     50.0
    311009     v.1           Securing Global Futures 312                                                      3.0     50.0
    311013     v.1           Sociology 312 - Working with Sociology                                     3.0     50.0
    311061     v.1           Sociology 311 - Continuity and Change:
                                    Challenges of Sociological Praxis                                                3.0     50.0
    311064     v.1           Anthropology 311 - Practising Anthropology
                                     in a Changing World                                                                  3.0     50.0
    311065     v.1           Anthropology 312 - Ethnographies of the City                           3.0     50.0
    311066     v.1           Geography 311 - Geographical Challenges of a Finite World     3.0     50.0

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