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GES2660 - Power and Poverty: Geographies of Uneven Global Development

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Christian Kull


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit focuses on the interrelated nature of power, poverty and development in the contemporary world. Students are introduced to the concepts, definitions and discourses of international development. Focus on issues of famine, hunger, land reform, labour regimes and colonisation. Examines links between population, resources and health issues. The role of government and non-governmental agencies in alternative development strategies.


Written (1750 words): 45%
Tutorial participation: 10%
Book Review (750 words): 10%
Examination (2 hours): 35%

Contact hours

3 hours (2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week


First year Geography sequence