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Zones of Transformation: Development and Environment in the Pacific-Indian Ocean Region (6 points)


Leader: Dr Craig Thorburn and Dr Bruce Missingham

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Environmental and socio-cultural implications of economic and political transformations in the surrounding Australia regions. Explores interlinkages between agriculture, urbanisation, gender dimensions of industrialisation, and varied outcomes of transnational finance and investment in countries of the region. Issues include: economic strategies and development from colonial times to the present, ecological dimensions of development strategies, extended metropolitan growth and mega-city formation, nationalism and democracy.

Assessment: Written (2500 words): 60% + Examinations (2 hours): 30% + Tutorial participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 hour lecture and one hour tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: Any second-year human geography unit or permission

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