HUMN 2033 Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700267

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Description This unit introduces students to the field of international development, where the divide between the rich world and poor world takes a centre stage. While development has created prosperity around the world, it is not without discontents. Social and economic inequality at the global level is a real problem and has been increasing. The 'developed' and 'developing' world paradigm will be critically examined. Students will be equipped with theories and case studies examining development, underdevelopment and their related issues within a contemporary political, economic and social framework. Students will also have exposure to current global development debates such as poverty, global inequality, sustainable development, democracy and security.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7635 - Issues in Third World Development HUMN 2032 - Issues in World Development Rich World Poor World

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe and analyse the divide between rich and poor world
  2. Critically examine and articulate key theories, perspectives and issues in world development
  3. Critically examine and articulate frameworks or models of international development and then apply those frameworks or models to real and practical issues in world development

Subject Content

Introduction: Rich world and poor world in the era of globalization
Theories of development
How to get rich: capitalism and industrialization
Poverty: what, how and why
Globalization, trade and Multi-National Corporations (MNCs)
Population growth and migration
Health, education and human development
Environment and development
Social and economic inequality
State vs. Market
Conflict, development and development resistance
Democracy and development
Introduction: Rich world and poor world in the era of globalization
Theories of development
How to get rich: capitalism and industrialization
Poverty: what, how and why
Globalization, trade and Multi-National Corporations (MNCs)
Population growth and migration
Health, education and human development
Environment and development
Social and economic inequality
State vs. Market
Conflict, development and development resistance
Democracy and development

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

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