Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Geography and Environmental Science
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Agnes Babugura


Previously coded GES2660


This unit focuses on the interrelated nature of power, poverty and development in the contemporary world with a view to understanding what makes places poor, what the on-the-ground consequences are, and what is being done about it. Students are introduced to the concepts, definitions and discourses of international development. Thematic foci include famine, land reform, colonisation, urbanization, population, natural resources, and identity. Unit concludes with investigation of institutional and community responses and alternative development strategies.


Written work: 60% (3000 words)
Tutorial participation: 20%
Test: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

To be advised

Contact hours

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


First year Geography sequence


ATS3549, AZA2549, AZA3549