6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Topics include measuring growth and development; theories of economic growth and development; poverty, inequality and human capital; saving, investment and capital flows; production and trade; the role of the state; and policy measures. Country specific research will relate to sources of the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, IMF, etc.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- define and describe the concepts and debates in the field of development economics
- interpret various development indicators
- explain growth and development theories
- argue about the role of resources in economic development
- evaluate development policies in a country specific context.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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