Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Examines the context of international community development through an exploration of key issues, policies and players. The evolution of the nature of 'giving' is explored and how colonisation impacted on the process. Case studies are explored in developing societies focusing on issues world wide.

Unit content

Module 1: Definitions and a theoretical context for international community development
   Topic 1 Community development in an international context
   Topic 2 What is development?
   Topic 3 Differentiating between aid and community development
   Topic 4 Colonisation and imperialism
   Topic 5 Globalisation
   Topic 6 Neo-liberalism and economic rationalism

Module 2: Community development practice internationally
   Topic 7 Key international players in global development
   Topic 8 Human rights in a local, national and international context
   Topic 9 Community development practitioners

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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