Introduction to International Development Order Description Essay topic is that 3. Explain and critically discuss the NGOs roles, strategies, strengths and shortfalls. Identify ways to improve their accountability and transparency. Essay Questions Please choose one essay topic. 1. Identify and critically discuss the features and core values of development theories (growth theory, modernization, neoliberal, dependency, alternatives- grassroots ) and examine their impact on developing countries, use example to illustrate your answer. 2. Identify and critically examine the role of states in development, use examples from different countries to illustrate your points. 3. Explain and critically discuss the NGOs roles, strategies, strengths and shortfalls. Identify ways to improve their accountability and transparency. 4. Identify the causes of external debt on poor nations and critically examine the efforts that have been made to reduce the debt burden. 5. Identify and discuss barriers to Employment for Migrants and Refugees i n Australia The essay should be double-spaced and contain a detailed bibliography. The essay must have a cover sheet signed by the student. All topics provide you with the opportunity to explore one of them in depth and communicate how well you understand the concepts and ideas involved. The essays should put forth a case or argument in a well-developed manner. You should not just rehash study guide material; rather you should present an argument or opinion supported by facts. You should aim to think through an issue, use a range of supporting evidence as appropriate, and come to your own conclusions. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions we ask. What we judge is the depth of your understanding and your ability to present a case in an articulate and convincing manner. We place much emphasis on correct and literate presentation. The essays must be clearly organised, referencing and citation conventions must be followed (see below), and you must write in prose (not note form). Your essays should show clear evidence that you have engaged in thoughtful reading of course material and other relevant material Feedback and collection of assignments Written feedback will be provided for the essay and a letter and numeric grade given. Grade equivalences High Distinction HD 85%-100% Distinction DI 75%-84% Credit CR 65%-74% Pass P 50%-64% Fail N 0%-49% Student Responsibility in Relation to Assignments Essays must be submitted by the set date. Written assignments must be submitted in a hardcopy and not by fax or email, deposited in the Lecturers locked mailbox (20C49) (1.5 spacing and 12 point font size). Students should keep a copy of work submitted. Extensions will be given only for a valid reason such as illness or unavoidable circumstance. A medical certificate or other appropriate documentation must accompany requests for extensions. Lack of personal organization or pressures of work are not considered valid reasons for an extension. All assessable items must be submitted or performed for students to be deemed to have completed the subject. Extensions It is very important that you submit your essay on time. This is for a number of reasons: you need to keep working steadily and systematically through the course material or you will find a serious backlog towards the end of the unit; we need time to mark your essay/s and return them to you so you can get feedback before your next essay and/or the exam; and we need to be fair to those who do work hard and produce their essays in the time available. With this in mind, you must ensure that your essays are handed in by the due date. Plagiarism Students are asked to note the following University policy on plagiarism: The University assumes students are honest and expects from students honest work in all their assignments. Good scholarship necessarily requires building on and borrowing from the work of others but this use must be acknowledged. Cheating, plagiarism and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values of respect for knowledge, scholarship and scholars. These practices devalue the quality of learning, both for the individual and for others enrolled in the course; they also diminish the reputation of a University course. The University imposes strict penalties on students who are found to contravene the University plagiarism policy. Definition and examples of plagiarism Plagiarism means claiming and using as your own thoughts or writings of others without acknowledgement. It includes: Copying part or all of another students assignment. Allowing another person to write some or all of your assignment. Copying paragraphs, sentences or parts of sentences from texts or the internet without using quotation marks. Even if the source is acknowledged, using others words without quotation marks is still plagiarism. Concepts or ideas from another person, from texts or from the internet, even if paraphrased, summarized or written in the students own words, must have their source acknowledged in references. With software program markers could trace plagiarism. If students are unsure about any of the above points, or how to reference correctly, please consult the Unit Convener.