2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
AIP107 and AIP116
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour class per week
1 x 2-hour class per week (recordings provided)
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. In doing so, the unit introduces students to important areas of political theory, including international political economy, post-colonialism, and development theory. The unit draws extensively on case studies from Africa and Latin America, with some case studies also from Asia.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Critically evaluate the ways in which colonialism, capitalism and development shape the relationship between the Global South, and Australia and other regions of the global North
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Identify and explain key development issues relating to Africa, Latin America and Asia
Understand and analyse the contribution of post-colonial theory, international political economy and development theories to our understanding of relations between global North and South
Communicate ideas clearly and coherently via digital video presentation
GLO3: Digital literacy
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 - Research and Writing exercises x 3
Assessment 2 - Presentation
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIP211 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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