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GES3470

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Haripriya Rangan

Synopsis

This unit engages in a comparative analysis of the geographical and economic dimensions of spatial and social change in the countries and regions of the Indo-Pacific Ocean rims. Themes include: state policies of economic growth, urbanisation and industrialisation, regional disparities in industrial growth, gender dimensions of industrialisation, politics of ethnicity; environmental outcomes of industrialisation, and urban governance. Objectives Students successfully completing this unit will:

  1. Show a sound understanding of theoretical concepts of state-led economic development, urbanisation, industrial growth, and regional development;
  2. Develop a comparative analytical perspective for examining urbanisation and the role of the state in shaping spatial and economic development over time;
  3. Gain in-depth understanding of the processes of spatial and social change occurring in one country region within the Indo-Pacific rims;
  4. Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to urbanisation and sustainable regional development issues in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this unit will:

  1. Show a sound understanding of theoretical concepts of state-led economic development, urbanisation, industrial growth, and regional development;
  2. Develop a comparative analytical perspective for examining urbanisation and the role of the state in shaping spatial and economic development over time;
  3. Gain in-depth understanding of the processes of spatial and social change occurring in one country region within the Indo-Pacific rims;
  4. Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to urbanisation and sustainable regional development issues in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English.

Assessment

Weekly tutorial commentaries (500 words) : 25%
Research essays (3000 words) : 50%
Examination (Take home 1000 words) : 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Haripriya Rangan

Contact hours

3 hours (1 hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Geography and environmental science (ARTS)

Prerequisites

Any second-year human geography unit or permission of unit coordinator