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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

BHS00130 - Community Development AND 84 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

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

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 differentiate between aid, community development and development
2 demonstrate an understanding of the current international perspectives in international community development
3 critically analyse the historical and contemporary international influences that effect community development
4 identify the involvement of both local and international organisations in community development
5 complete an analysis of aid provision and community development practices in another country
6 discuss human rights issues in an international context.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate between aid, community development and development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the current international perspectives in international community development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse the historical and contemporary international influences that effect community development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. identify the involvement of both local and international organisations in community development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. complete an analysis of aid provision and community development practices in another country
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  6. discuss human rights issues in an international context.
    • GA7: