This specialisation provides insight into the global food situation and the challenge to increase food production, given the contexts of population growth and increased competition over access to resources.
You’ll learn about the history of migration, spatial patterns of migration in Australia, settler colonial migration, international migration, the globalisation of labour markets, the complex ethical, economic and security concerns emanating from migration, skilled migration, population ageing, and rural to urban (and urban to rural) migration.
There is a focus on sustainable livelihoods in the developing world. The range of approaches to designing, implementing and evaluating development projects for sustainable livelihoods is critically examined. Topics include project planning, understanding the project environment, logical framework analysis, participatory and control-oriented management techniques, which are explored through case studies from the Asia-Pacific region.
For your final unit, you’ll have the option of studying a special topic focused either on built environment or urban and regional planning.
What's a specialisation?
A specialisation is a set of four units you can choose to complement your course. Most Curtin courses allow you to choose a specialisation from any academic area. Humanities specialisations, like this one, can give a useful balance to a course from business, law, science, engineering or health disciplines. Learn more