Internal Students: There will be one two-hour lecture session every week on Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm in 25aWW (25a Wallys Walk) Tutorial Room 209.
External Students: This unit is available fully online. Lectures will be recorded using Echo-360 and can be accessed through iLearn.
Each two hour lecture will be recorded using screen capture technology to enable external students to easily follow the slides and visual aids. The lectures are designed to integrate theory with case studies and discussion of development practice. Lectures will also make use of videos.
Internal students: One hour tutorials will be held every week on Thursdays 4:00–5:00pm 12SW (Second Way) Tutorial Room 404 and 5:00-6:00pm 12SW Tutorial Room 307. Internal students are required to register for one of these two time-slots by the beginning of semester.
The tutorials build upon the theory and case studies presented in the lecture, so it is expected that students attend/listen to the lectures prior to participating in the tutorial. Each tutorial is designed around a set of core readings. Tutorials offer an opportunity, either in class or online, for students to develop professional skills in the area of development practice through role plays, active learning activities and so on.
It is very important that all students are familiar with the iLearn site for GEOP3040 and check it on a regular basis. Please see the unit convenor immediately if you foresee any problems.
Required and recommended resources
There is no required text for GEOP3040, however, the required weekly tutorial readings are available on Leganto via the Library's homepage (http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/library/) or via the link off the unit’s iLearn site. There are several books that will be useful as general
reference and background reading.
The following text is recommended reading for gaining an overview of contemporary development issues in Southeast Asia:
- McGregor, A., Law, L., and Miller, F. (editors) (2018) Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development, Routledge, Oxon. Full-text available online via MQL.
The list below provides recommended general resources for the course. Macquarie University Library (MQL) call numbers are indicated in italics.
- Adams, W (2001) Green Development: environment and sustainability in the Third World 2nd ed. HC59.7.A714 2001
- Connell, J. and Waddell, E. Eds. (2007) Environment, development and change in rural Asia-Pacific: between local and global, London, Routledge. HC460.5.Z9 E544 2007
- Connors, M, Davison, R. and Dosch, J. (2004) The new global politics of the Asia Pacific, New York and London, Routledge. DS35.2.C68 2004
- Crump, T. (2007) Asia-Pacific, Hambledon Continuum, London and New York DS35.C78 2007
- Kothari, A., Salleh, A., Escobar, A., Demaria, F., & Acosta, A. (Eds.). (2019). Pluriverse: A post-development dictionary. Tulika Books and Authorsupfront (available online).
- Rahnema, M. and Bawtree, V. (2003) The post-development reader, London, Zed Books. GN448.2.P67/1997
- Sachs, W. (2010) The development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power London & New Jersey, Zed Books. HC60.D398/1992 2nd ed 2010 available online via MQL
- Simon, D. (2006) Fifty key thinkers on development, London & New York, Routledge. HD87.55.F53 2006
- Willis, K. (2011) Theories and Practices of Development, London & New York, Routledge. Full-text available online via MQL