Bachelor of International Development (BIntDev)

Program Code

BDVST

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program investigates key global issues such as poverty, governance, debt reduction, inequality, human rights, HIV and AIDS, conflict, ecology, the environment, and health and gender rights in developing countries. Students will develop analytical and methodological skills that will be used to explore, question and analyze the impact of these issues on the social, economic and political structures of societies. Students will also develop their knowledge of global relations and developmental processes through both the theoretical and practical elements of the program. After first year, students will have the opportunity to participate in international study abroad opportunities. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the international development field, all students in this program also take a minor in a cognate discipline as part of their studies.

The Bachelor of International Development Studies is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of International Development

There shall be a Bachelor of International Development.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of International  Development Studies, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

1. Level I courses not exceeding 24 units
2. Core courses to the value of 27 units, including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind or ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind
3. International Development closed electives courses to the value of 18 units
4. At least one minor to the value of 18 units from the following disciplines. A maximum of 6 units may be presented at Level I, at least 6 units at Level II and at least 6 units from Level III.
Anthropology
Chinese Studies
French Studies
Gender Studies
Geography, Environment and Population
History
Indigenous Knowledges and Society
Indonesian Studies
Japanese Studies
Politics and International Relations
Spanish Studies
5. Electives to the value of 9 units
 Or
6. If studying a Minor in Psychology, Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (5)

Students who have passed courses in the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the University will be granted credit toward the Bachelor of International Development up to a maximum of 24 units. The requirement to complete a minor in the Bachelor of International Development is waived.

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 27 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind 3

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ANTH 1104 Introduction to Anthropology: Society and Culture 3
DEVT 1001 Introduction to International Development 3
PEACE 1001 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DEVT 2100 Poverty and Social Development 3
DEVT 2200 International Development Practice II 3
DEVT 2101 Empowerment & Development: Community & Gender 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DEVT 3200 International Development Practice III 6