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Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
AZA3378, ATS2378, ATS3378
This unit takes an anthropological approach to critiquing international development and understanding the developing world and the ‘global south.’ The unit shows how ethnography can improve our understanding of the development process. It also provides a historical contextualisation and understanding relationships between the ‘north’ and ‘south’ in contemporary globalisation from an African viewpoint. The unit uses anthropology to help understand social and economic patterns of change; how development policy is imagined, produced, and received (or resisted) across multiple cultural contexts; and how development is imagined and defined through specific case studies (including African case studies) of approaches, institutions and practitioners in the field.
Students can expect to develop:
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.