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Co-Major (2020)

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International Aid and Development

Title International Aid and Development
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description This course explores the challenges and the changing approaches to international aid by government, multilateral organisations and non-government aid agencies. It focuses on key issues such as poverty reduction, governance, capacity building, and participatory approaches. It will equip students to be effective development practitioners in international and cross-cultural settings. The emphasis is on community-level engagement and tools and skills for project management and participatory development practice.
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Co-Major Structure - 18 credit points

Year 1 - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

SUS100 Introduction to Sustainable Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Year 2 - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

SUS207 Overseas Aid and International Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL201 Global Justice, Aid and Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL226 Sex and Gender Matters - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Year 3 - 6 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

AST250 Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Specified Elective - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

SUS310 Sustainable Urban Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

COD302 Creative Ways to Work with Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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