AIS5001 - Theories and Approaches in Development Studies

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce students to major development theories and approaches. It equips students with a critical understanding of political and economic issues in development and, importantly, the politics of development processes and development policy. Students will analyse and interpret the development trajectories of countries through case studies and gain an appreciation for the role of public and private actors in development. Upon completing the course, students will be able to apply development theories to make sense of development outcomes and understand and engage in debates over pivotal development issues.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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