2009 HSG207 Third World Development Politics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSG307

Not Offered


Focuses on the problems experienced by the world's less and least developed countries. Such countries -- in Africa, Asia and Latin America -- are struggling to develop in a political-economic context characterised by high rates of infant mortality, malnutrition, poverty, and illiteracy. The unit introduces students to theories of Third World development, including modernisation, dependency, basic needs, state-led, market-led and sustainable development perspectives. Case studies of successful and unsuccessful development are presented that include the contribution of international aid organisations like the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Program. Australia's aid contribution is analysed including its official develop assistance program run by AusAid and its voluntary aid programs run by non-governmental organisations such as CARE Australia, Oxfam, etc.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: tutorial attendance (10%), 1,000-word book review (15%), 2,000-word essay (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: tutorial attendance (10%), 1,000-word book review (15%), 2,500 word essay (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - H,L,W,I,N
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H,L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.

Prereq HSG101 and HSG102 or equiv

STAFF: Dr F Gale (Coordinator)

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