Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be offered intensively in April and November, 2014. April (on campus): 9:00am - 5:00pm on 11, 12 & 13 April 2014. November (off campus): dates to be confirmed. |
Total Time Commitment:
A total of 120 hours
Semester 2 only: An application process applies. Please contact the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Politics and International Studies or Sociology or Development Studies at Undergraduate level.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request 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.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Dr. Tom Davis
Dr. Bina Fernandez
This subject investigates the linkage between social policy and development (including economic development) within developing countries. It focuses on the roles played by states, markets and communities in the Asia-Pacific region in responding to key social policy issues such as poverty and welfare, unemployment, old age, health, disability, and the socio-economic position of women. The subject examines how different developing countries attempt to instigate social policy-related change via rational policy formation and implementation, public sector and community leadership, economic-driven change (such as micro-finance schemes), and working with international investment from firms, aid donors and NGOs. Elements of the subject will be presented in conjunction with the Universitas Indonesia and Gadjah Mada Universitas.
On completion of this subject students should:
APRIL: A 1500 word briefing paper (30%) due two weeks after the intensive teaching period, and a 2500 word research report (70%) due during the examination period.
NOVEMBER: A 1500 word briefing paper (30%) due early December, and a 2500 word research report (70%) due at the end of December.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, Lecture/Seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject Reading pack will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion of this subject students should:
Students enrolled in the November study period of this subject will not be eligible to graduate in the same year of enrolment.
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
100 Point Master of International Relations |
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
100 Point Master of Social Policy
150 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
200 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Social Policy
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