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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMIDEA
CRICOS code045340G
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3086
Contact details

postgradges@arts.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Dr Craig Thorburn

Notes

  • Students undertaking IDA5310 should note that this internship-based client project may require some attendance at off-campus location/s.

Description

This interdisciplinary course is aimed at students from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to pursue careers or enhance their professional skills in the fields of international development and environmental sustainability. It takes an innovative interdisciplinary approach based on contemporary concerns with the processes, theories, and practices of globalisation. The course introduces students to international and comparative perspectives and approaches to development and global sustainability by focusing on contemporary processes such as global production systems, foreign direct investment, natural resource management and development, devolution of governance during a time of centralisation of geopolitical power, global climate change, and changing concepts of property in natural resource exploitation and management. It seeks to encourage critical and comparative analysis of international development policies and practice, and to promote active engagement in sustainable development in transnational and regional contexts.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.

Structure

This course consists of four 6-point core units (24 points) and additional units to the value of 48 points, which will include electives, and for those who qualify can include research and internship project units.

Students must complete a minimum of 24 points at level five.

Requirements

Core units

  • APG4556 Urbanisation and regional development in the Inde-Pacific rim, or APG4628/APG5628 Doctrines of development
  • APG4627/APG5627 Research in political ecology
  • APG5804 Environmental revolutions
  • APG5805 The art and business of international development

Electives

Electives may be chosen from across the University and, if no equivalent is available at Monash, from other Universities. If required, electives may be chosen from level three offerings, but only to a maximum of 12 points. Suggested electives are outlined below.

Sustainable development and natural resource management

  • APG4389 Tourism industry and marketing
  • APG4390 Contemporary issues in tourism
  • APG4425/APG5425 Perspectives on environment and sustainability
  • APG4426/APG5426 Environmental analysis
  • APG4427/APG5427 Frontiers in sustainability and environment
  • APG4428/APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  • APG4429/APG5429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • APG4433/APG5433 Corporate sustainability management
  • APG4434/APG5434 Sustainability measurement
  • APG4553 Field studies in regional sustainability (South Africa field trip)
  • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
  • APG4558 Global change and the earth system
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • APG4669 Foreign aid and world development B
  • APG4708 Ecotourism management
  • APG4772 Community development in a globalising world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ATS3546 Environmental assessment and decision making
  • ATS3709 Politics of environmentalism
  • ATS3788 Soils, landscape and their management
  • ATS3887 Designing urban futures: Urban climate, water and adaptation
  • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
  • CIV5261 Flood management in urban and rural environments
  • CIV5264 Management of water resources and related infrastructure
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology
  • LAW4155 International human rights 406
  • LAW5136 International environmental law 506

Urban and regional sustainability

  • APG4553 Field studies in regional sustainability (South Africa field trip)
  • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
  • APG4898/APG5898 The European Union and the developing world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ATS3547 Cities and sustainability
  • ATS3725 Population and society
  • ATS3575 Murder and mayhem: Killers, slums and social reform
  • CIV5261 Flood management in urban and rural environments
  • CIV5264 Management of water resources and related infrastructure
  • CIV5314 Transport planning and policy
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology
  • LAW4155 International human rights 406
  • LAW5136 International environmental law 506

Gender, culture, society in the Asia-Pacific

  • APG4284 Gender, sexuality, power
  • APG4329 Political Islam
  • APG4334 Southeast Asian politics
  • APG4822 Feminist research
  • APG4669 Foreign aid and world development B
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • APG4695 Gender issues
  • APG4696 Gender, globalisation and development: Research issues
  • APG4702 Culture and conflict in Indonesia
  • APG5326/ATS4326 China: The quest for modernisation
  • ATS3376 Political anthropology: Ethnic and national identities in the modern world
  • ATS3384 Women in Asia: Gender, tradition and modernity
  • ATS3427 Earthworks: Literature and environment
  • ATS3701 Terrorism and violence in global politics
  • ATS3707 Australia and the world
  • ATS3727 Men, masculinity and society
  • ATS4291 Fantasies of the Flesh: The body in history

Democracy, governance and civil society

  • APG4327 Wars of recognition: Terrorism and political violence
  • APG4334 Southeast Asian politics
  • APG4428/APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • APG4668/APG5668 Perspectives on world politics
  • APG4669 Foreign aid and world development B
  • APG4772 Community development in a globalising world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ATS3376 Political anthropology: Ethnic and national identities in the modern world
  • ATS3691 Violence and memory
  • ATS3706 Washington and world politics
  • ATS3707 Australia and the world
  • LAW4155 International human rights 406
  • LAW5136 International environmental law 506

Development and environmental economics

  • APG4429/APG5429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in the globalised world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ECC3570 The international economy since 1945
  • ECC3670 Economics of developing countries
  • ECC3690 International economics
  • ECC4670 Economic development
  • ECC5690 Theories in international and development economics
  • ECF9210 Introduction to international economics
  • ECF9530 Economics

Research methodology

(Required for students undertaking supervised research project)

Final project

  • APG5779 Geography major research project (24 points), or APG5780 Geography minor research project and APG5781 Major research project
  • APG5806 Final project in MIDEA (internship-based client project) (12 points) and/or APG5778 Research project (12 points)

All students planning to undertake a final project must gain a distinction average or above in core and elective units, or permission of the course coordinator. For students who have not attained a distinction average, an additional 12 points of coursework electives may be substituted for the final project units.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may apply to exit after successful completion of:

  • 24 points with Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • 48 points with course 3754 Graduate Diploma in International Development and Environmental Analysis.

Award(s)

Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis