Development Studies is concerned with processes of social, economic, political and cultural change. This minor provides students with the opportunity to critically examine processes of managed change in the developing world. It provides students with a skills set to intervene in such processes. Through this program students will better understand the nature of policies and relationships at domestic, national and international levels, policies and relationships that have shaped poverty, inequality and insecurity in the contemporary world. Students examine themes such as debt and global poverty, environmental sustainability, the relationship between citizens and the state, culture and human rights, globalisation, national sovereignty, gender inequity, social exclusion, health, and migration.
Listen to Dr Violeta Schubert talk about Development Studies (mp3).
Learn more in the Development Studies Handbook entry.
- Community development
- Policy development