Development in a Global Context - ARTS1752

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Equivalent: PECO1000, GLST1000

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Development Studies

In this introductory course we ask, what are the human consequences of globalisation? How are global flows of money, people, values and ideas tied to global inequalities, processes of economic transformation, and the (im)possibilities of global justice? In this course, you will develop the conceptual and analytical skills to examine development within a global context, paying particular attention to the global structures and processes that affect individuals. You will develop a scholarly approach to concepts that are in popular (mis)usage, such as capitalism, neoliberalism and post-colonialism. The emphasis in this course will be using our knowledge to respond to real-world issues, such as the global division of labour, the effects of neoliberalism, racism, gender discrimination and on-going efforts at de-colonial re-imaginings. This course prepares you for further study in the field of development by introducing debates theories and concepts to understand poverty, marginalisation and inequality.

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