Availabilities:

Location Domestic International
Online
Term2
Term2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Explores notions of globalisation and social inequality by applying a variety of theories to question the structures, processes and interests that maintain those inequalities. Specific inequalities such as the distribution of wealth and issues surrounding ethnicity, gender and migration are examined, as are policies and programs designed to produce social change and development. Students will consider relationships between countries in a globalised context. Students examine ethical and unethical practices in a bid to pursue a more equitable society. Case studies will be used to examine real world examples of exploitation and inequitable development, as well as innovative approaches to complex development issues.

 

Unit content

Topic 1: Global inequality issues

Topic 2: Impact of globalisation 

Topic 3: Context of International development: core ideas

Topic 4: Context of international development: theories, approaches and case studies

Topics 5:  Devising ethical and sustainable projects and considering impact

Topic 6:  Embedding a human rights approach in Development

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Understand the nature of structures and processes that create and maintain inequalities in a globalised world.
2 Critically assess the problem of poverty and critique responses designed to redress inequality.
3 Evaluate different theoretical perspectives relevant to the study of social inequality.
4 Critically analyse case studies and examples of global inequality to determine ethical approaches to globalisation and development.

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

  1. Understand the nature of structures and processes that create and maintain inequalities in a globalised world.
  2. Critically assess the problem of poverty and critique responses designed to redress inequality.
  3. Evaluate different theoretical perspectives relevant to the study of social inequality.
  4. Critically analyse case studies and examples of global inequality to determine ethical approaches to globalisation and development.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.