Global Development: Theory and Practice

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Development: Theory and Practice

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of global development. By combining conceptual with applied knowledge theoretical frameworks through which real world problems are examined - students are better equipped to address the concerns of the developing world. These include issues of population in relation to available resources, modernity's impact on traditional political and economic systems, food and environmental security, gender disparities, aid and trade, and global business ventures sustainable versus exploitative. Involvement in field projects and/or supervised case studies follows a sound theoretical grounding in the field of global development studies.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Hold a comprehensive knowledge of the history, theory and practice of global and sustainable development.
    2. The ability to research, develop and submit a concise written assignment.
    3. Learn how to present information to a group and to develop the ability to continually improve ones own capability to do so as well as an ability to assist others.
    4. The ability to gain and communicate knowledge.
    5. Develop teamwork skills and acquire knowledge of equity and diversity and an understanding of how they enhance organisational capacity.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.