Development Studies Special Topics B

Subject DEVT90005 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 8x3 hour seminars November 16-26 2010
Total Time Commitment: In addition to contact period students should commit at least 10 hours per week during the assessment period
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts program
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Knowledge gained in successful completion of an undergraduate degree with exposure to development studies or with subsequent development 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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Dr Violeta Schubert


Dr Violeta Schubert

Subject Overview:

This intensive subject will run in November 2010. The lecturer will be Professor Daniel Miller form University College London.

This subject involves the study of selected key issues in the field of development studies. It is intended that the subject will assist students in broadening their understanding of development processes and update their knowledge of current debates amongst development theorists and practitioners. This will be achieved by students taking advantage of subjects and/or lectures offered, or through intensive one-off courses offered by visitors with specialist expertise.

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • gain advanced analytical skills related to development issues.
  • become familiar with current debates in the field of development.
  • expand their knowledge of development theories.
  • be able to pursue research in a specialised area of study.
Assessment: Written assignments totaling 5000 words, (due date: to be advised at the start of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: To be advised by the lecturer
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • be able to write clear and coherent reports.
  • be able to think critically about conceptual issues.
  • be able to demonstrate relevance of the topic to broader development debates.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Development Studies

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