2017 Winter School Subject List

Development in Emerging Economies (ECOP2619) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Economy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1)  Matthew Withers - Matt.withers@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Prof Adam Morton - adam.morton@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 10 Jan 2017 
End Date: 21 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

This unit is about the political economy of development. Students are introduced to contemporary debates about the meaning and measurement of poverty and development in emerging economies such as India and China. Students will learn to evaluate the socio-economic dynamics of poverty and current approaches to development policy, including new models of development finance and aid, the use of social policy as a development tool and the critical role that gender, climate change and technology play in the development experience.

Assessment

1000wd essay (20%) and 1500wd essay (30%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and 200wd equivalent presentation (10%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Timetable

Start Date: 10 Jan 2017     End Date: 21 Feb 2017

Lectures:

  • Tue & Fri: 10:00 - 12:00 hrs

Tutorials:

  • Tue & Fri: 13:00 - 14:00 hrs

Final Take-home Exam: 22nd Feb 2017.

Location:

Merewether Lecture Room 6 (Room 160)

Texts

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