This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Development studies focus on the role and form of markets, states, and civil society in the amelioration of poverty and the improvement of human well-being in the Global South, in addition to a focus on the global aspects of development problems as well as their local and regional dimensions. The problems of development are social, economic, cultural, and political; they transcend the conventional boundaries of academic disciplines. Thus, the programme involves a blending of knowledge and perspectives from political science, economics, sociology, psychology, communication, health sciences, anthropology, geography, history, and resource and environmental science. The development studies major will be of interest to those who have an interest in public service, private practice and non-profit organisations involved in social, economic and political change and reform, empowerment, gender mainstreaming, the redress of poverty, and development communication, among others.
Development studies is offered in the Bachelor of Social Science at Monash South Africa as a major, extended major or minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minor.
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.
* Students intending to do honours in sociology are required to complete this unit.
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 30 points must be at level 3.
In addition to the major or minor, the following recommended units can be completed as free electives in Part C. of 4086 Bachelor of Social Science:
Dr Fay Hodza; firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*
Students in other single bachelor’s degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.