Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||School of Geography and Environmental Science|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)|
Previously coded ENV4060
This unit examines the process of economic development and its effects on prosperity, poverty and sustainability. The unit begins by studying the sources of prosperity via economic growth in the modern era, with particular reference to the Great Divergence in incomes that started during the 1800s. Second, the unit asks why some economic systems have prospered, whilst others have declined by turning its attention to disparate experiences of world-wide economic growth such as poverty and starvation. Finally we study the effects and prospects for future economic development in the context of environmental sustainability and climate change.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have developed:
Discussion log: 15%
Research essay (3000 words): 35%
Examination (2.5 hours): 50%
Two 1-hour lectures per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week