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APG4556

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHuman Geography
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Haripriya Rangan

Notes

Previously coded IDA4140

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.

Outcomes

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) : 20%
Research essays (3000 words) : 50%
Examination (Take home 1000 words) : 20%
Tutorial Facilitation (20-25 minutes) : 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites

Permission