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AIS302 - Developed and Developing Worlds

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Balaton-Chrimes

AIS101, AIS201, ALW117


Students who enrolled before 2012 must have completed at least 2 units at level 1 and 1 unit at level 2. These must be Arts units.


Student must be enrolled in course A326, D323 or D338

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 hours per week, comprising 1 class and 1 seminar


This unit explores key theories of development, including modernization theory, dependency theory, and postcolonial approaches to development. It deals in pragmatic and ethical terms with the work of a range of development actors, including NGOs, multi-lateral and bilateral aid agencies, and corporations. It also explores the role of people in developing countries, and ideas of participatory development. Extensive use is made of case studies from various parts of the world, ranging from places in which Australia has a direct interest such as Indonesia, to more distant impoverished regions in Sub- Saharan Africa, South America and South Asia.


1. Literature Review - 1000 words - 30%

2. Audio-visual presentation - 3 minutes - 35%

3. Report - 1500 words - 35%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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