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ECOP6018: Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing

2024 unit information

This unit explores the processes and social dynamics underpinning economic development. You will engage critically with key themes - such as social policy, employment, migration, aid, and finance - informing the discourse of ‘development economics’, and reflect on alternative approaches to understanding the connections, tensions and contradictions between economic development, growth and wellbeing. Key debates within this scholarship are considered in their historical context and contending theoretical approaches are surveyed in relation to contemporary dynamics and debates in global development.

Unit details and rules

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Political Economy

Code ECOP6018
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically engage with competing conceptual frameworks for understanding broader processes of economic development
  • LO2. challenge dominant explanations or narratives for contentious and significant social phenomena
  • LO3. develop and articulate substantive arguments capable of explicating complex and dynamic social processes.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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