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AIS302 - Developed and Developing Worlds

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sam Balaton-Chrimes


AIS101 and AIS201 and 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.

Please note that these prerequisites cannot be waived.


Student must be enrolled in course A326, D323 or D338

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit explores key phenomena that have shaped the way in which the Global North (in which Australia sits) and the Global South relate to each-other: colonialism, capitalism and development. The unit draws extensively on case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia. 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. The unit is interdisciplinary in nature, combining area studies (African, Latin American, Asian) with development studies, politics, political economy and international relations.


Essay, 50%, 2000 words

Presentation, 50%, 2000 words

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