Global Development: Theory and Practice
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Development Studies, International Relations
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
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 Objectives1. 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.
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.