Economic Development

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economic Development

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSY122 or STAT150 or STAT170, and 6 credit points at 200 level including ECON200 or ECON201 or ECON203 or ECON204 or ECON214 or ECON215

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This unit is designed to give students a critical understanding of the inherent problems facing underdeveloped and developing countries. It provides an in-depth analysis of the different explanations and measures that may be taken to foster economic development with a specific focus on the various constraints that may hinder economic development. The range of topics covered include: historical experience and major theories of economic development; income distribution and poverty; population growth; the role of education; international trade; sustainability; health; nutrition; third world debt and foreign aid; and the role of the market and institutions in fostering economic development.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.