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Geographies of Development - GEOP215

This unit provides a geographical perspective on social, cultural, economic, political and environmental development. Students are introduced to case studies from around the world and are encouraged to critically evaluate the process and practice of development while also drawing out hopeful opportunities for the future. The unit is structured around four key themes, each providing a different viewpoint on contemporary development. It first introduces the concept of the Global South and considers a range of theoretical approaches to development. It then explores the global and local dynamics of development – in political, economic, socio-cultural and environmental terms – by examining historical and contemporary processes of globalisation as well as the everyday geographies and diversity of life in the Global South. Finally, the unit reviews a range of policy interventions and considers the role of different actors in responding to development challenges and addressing global inequalities.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Sara Fuller

ENVG111 or GEOS111 or GEOP111 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVG215, GEOS215, GEOS217
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

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