University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

DEVT 2101 - Community, Gender and Critical Development

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: DEVT 2001 or DEVT 3001 & ANTH 2021 or ANTH 3021
Assessment: Workshop presentation 20%, Workshop participation 10%, Essay 1,000 words 25%, Report 2,000 words 45%

This course critically explores some of the ways in which community and gender influence and are transformed by contemporary development policies, processes and programs. Students will evaluate key concepts and frameworks in terms of the anthropology of development and critique international development and planned culture change from modernist, gender-based and poststructuralist perspectives. The course takes an actor-oriented perspective, grounding applied practices in macro-economic, historical and socio-political contexts of local people's development experiences. It privileges the ways in which development beneficiaries perceive, understand and feel about the imposition of development and culture change and to what extent they can gain knowledge and/or power over this process through the analysis of several community-based case studies. The course also looks at some of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are needed to seek practical solutions in these settings, exploring various participatory field methods concerned with generating shared information, ensuring community empowerment and participation and in eliciting community/ local views.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21486 LE01 80 25 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21488 WR03 29 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
21489 WR02 29 3 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room