Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: An average of 10 hours each week
|Prerequisites:||Admission to a Masters level course in development, post Graduate Certificate in the Development Stream, Post Graduate Diploma in development 0r with coordinator approval.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Knowledge gained in an undergraduate degree with at least a minor in development or a related field or with equivalent experience.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Alan Thorold
The end of the Cold War and the announcement of the "New World Order" created a rapidly transforming terrain for the practice of development, humanitarian intervention and aid. Cultural, ethnic and religious conflict is a feature of many of the situations in which development agencies and workers find themselves. Complex emergencies characterized by extensive violence, displacements of people and the need for multi-faceted humanitarian intervention have become increasingly numerous and intractable. This subject examines the new context for development in the light of debates about the "clash of civilizations", the end of history, the failure of secularism, the "coming anarchy" and the rising prominence of fundamentalisms. The relationship between culture and development will also be explored in some depth. Case studies and illustrative material from Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and other regions will be an important component of the subject.
Students who successfully complete this subject will have an understanding of the contemporary cultural, ethnic and religious factors in global conflicts. familiarity with the notion of complex emergencies and their manifestations in Africa, Middle East and South Asia, the ability to make sophisticated analysis of the contemporary terrain of development and to present that in the form of written and verbal accounts.
|Assessment:||Tutorial presentation (10%) during semester. 1 ,000 word essay (20%) due mid semester and 3,500 word essay (70%) due at the end of semester.|
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To be advised.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully compltete this class will:
|Links to further information:||http://www.pasi.unimelb.edu.au/development/|
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) |
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Islamic Studies
Development Studies |
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