* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
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.
200 level: tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay (15%), 2,000-word comparative case study (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay(15%), 2,500 word comparative case study (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly alternating between Hobart and Launceston campuses, 1 tutorial fortnightly; Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Fully online - 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
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.