This module offers an understanding of how global processes, such as globalisation, neoliberalism, and gentrification, have changed the society we live in today. It will provide a strong foundation for exploring and investigating how different development theories and policies have changed the socio-political, economic, and cultural systems. Drawing on relevant case studies, policies and initiatives that have emerged from these processes and theories will be analysed.
|Semester 1 2024-25
• Introduce students to the various theories, concepts, and ideologies, that underlie the rapidly changing world
• Critical awareness of how to apply development concepts and ideologies to understand contemporary issues and processes
• Understand the theoretical and practical perspectives on development and globalization
• Opportunity to undertake independent and group learning, and to improve writing, oral communication, and presentation skills
At the end of this module, students will be able to do the following:
• Recognise, examine and explain the processes that are changing the world conditions and identify emerging global policy outcomes.
• Critically examine how different development theories and ideologies intersect in shaping systems at multiscale levels
• Demonstrate a deeper understanding of how to apply theories and concepts to examine contemporary global change processes and issues.
• Develop a strong scientific argument that is evidenced-based and situated in the global change discourse.
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Essay 2000 Words
Written feedback on the assessment. Ongoing verbal feedback throughout the module.
Brown, K. (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change. Routledge
Camil, P. (2020). Global Change: An Overview. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):49