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ANY3480 - The third world

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): TBA


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit takes as its central themes the social consequences of economic development. It therefore examines the question of the emergence of industrial capitalism and how through colonialism the twin seeds of capitalism and underdevelopment were sown in the Third World. It also examines the response of the Third World to these transformations.


Students can expect to develop:

  1. An understanding of the inequalities between the world's nations.
  2. An understanding of how the structure of global inequality effects different human groups in different ways.
  3. An increased awareness of the long-term historical, cultural, political, and economic forces which created and continue to create global inequalities.
  4. Critical evaluative skills with regard to theoretical models which strive to explain unequal development.
  5. An enhanced crosscultural knowledge about the dynamics of unequal development and its primary consequences.
  6. An understanding of Third World writers' views about these above mentioned issues.


Written work: 70%
Test: 20%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


Appropriate first-year ANY sequence or by permission



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