Development Geography examines patterns and situations of human well-being in developing societies, with a focus on an integrated understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality across time and space.
Development continues to be one of the great challenges of our time and many have critiqued its processes. We ask how approaches to development might be re-imagined to achieve more just and sustainable outcomes.
Subjects in the Development Geography Pathway explore development in practice, critical geographies of development, social and cultural change and difference, and the political ecology of resources and environment.
Skills associated with this pathway
Graduates of the Development Geography Pathway will gain skills in development practice and policy analysis, social science research methods, critical thinking and writing.
RECOMMENDED COURSE STRUCTURE
Pathways are designed to help students identify geography subjects focused on a specific theme. Pathways are not formal degrees or qualifications, rather they are recommended groupings of similar or related subjects that students may choose to enrol in if they wish to develop an expertise in a specific topic of interest, or to build a particular skill base for their preferred career path.
- First year
Geog 20011: Global inequalities in the Anthropocene - core
Geog 20012: Post-conflict development and difference - core
Geog 20010: China in transition - supplementary
Geog 20003: Environmental politics and management - supplementary
Geog 30019: Sustainable development - core
Geog 30007: China field class - core
Geog 30026: East Timor field class - core
Geog 30021: The disaster resilient city - supplementary
Geog 30024: Africa: environment, development, people - supplementary
Further study or research
Where could this pathway take you? Here is a selection of possible careers.
- Commercial/residential surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Geographical information systems officer
- Planning and development surveyor
- Town planner
- Nature conservation officer
- Transport planner
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