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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011


Previously coded IDA5040


Special Topics in International Development will spotlight particular topics that are important to understanding processes of national and regional development and environmental change within the context of globalisation. Different topical issues will be addressed in depth during semesters, based on curricula designed by guest lecturers in conjunction with M.IDEA and MPPM staff. These specific topics will be chosen based on a combination of significant trends and events in the development and public policy fields, student requests or expressions of interest, and the availability of visiting scholars or local experts who can lecture and lead seminars on these topics


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Understand key concepts and major theoretical arguments pertaining to particular topics in international development.
  2. Have up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of current development practice, actors and institutions in particular realms of international development.


Discussion participation: (1000 words) 10%;
Written work: (7000 words) 80%;
Take home written examination: (1000 words) 10%.

Contact hours

3 hours per week combined lecture and tutorial