Courses - Faculty of Arts


Global Studies

Stage I

GLOBAL 102
15 Points

Introduction to Global Studies

Focuses on transdisciplinary frameworks underpinning the field and uses case studies to illustrate its key concepts. Explores global studies as a critical field of inquiry and covers transdisciplinary themes from the four major streams in global studies.

Stage II

GLOBAL 200
15 Points

Global Challenges

Engages with real-world challenges that evoke key global studies themes such as global economic complexity and interdependence; globalisation and identity; cyberspace and netizenship; environmental and health challenges; global citizenship and responsibility. A workshop-based format prioritises teamwork where students produce a joint project in response to their chosen challenge. Provides research methods training to enable students to produce a research proposal for their capstone project.

Prerequisite: GLOBAL 100 or 102

GLOBAL 201
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage I in Global Studies

GLOBAL 202
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage I in Global Studies

GLOBAL 204
15 Points

Global Issues Through the European Arts

Investigates how artistic productions from different European traditions engage with and shape the world’s most pressing global issues. Considers the socio-political and cultural context of such productions, their ideological orientation and limitations. Uses case studies on the transnational dimensions of migration and exile, unsustainable environmental development, financial and health inequality, sexual slavery and drug trafficking, gender equality and political conflicts.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed in Global Studies

Restriction: GLOBAL 304

GLOBAL 250
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage I in Global Studies

GLOBAL 251
15 Points

Special Topic: Migration in the Americas

Examines migration in the Americas by exploring the responses of local communities and peoples in Central and South America to international involvement. Discusses the role of global power (and super power) in the region, the connections between historic US action and contemporary migration, and the ways these intersect with issues such as indigenous rights, self-governance and environmental activism.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed at Stage I

Restriction: GLOBAL 351

GLOBAL 252
15 Points

Special Topic: Asian Cities: Growth and Transition

Explores urbanisation and development in Asia as processes from a variety of disciplinary approaches to provide a comprehensive global studies analysis of these interrelated concepts. Focuses on critical topics such as pollution, housing, labour, gender, mobility, and education. The geographical breadth of the course covers East, Southeast, and South Asia.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed at Stage I

Restriction: GLOBAL 352

GLOBAL 277
15 Points

Study Abroad 2A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GLOBAL 278
15 Points

Study Abroad 2B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GLOBAL 279
15 Points

Study Abroad 2C

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GLOBAL 280
15 Points

Study Abroad 2D

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage III

GLOBAL 300
15 Points

Research Project

This capstone course provides the opportunity for the synthesis and application of skills and knowledge developed throughout the degree programme. Students complete a research project that applies all the components of the degree.

Prerequisite: GLOBAL 200

GLOBAL 301
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage II in Global Studies

GLOBAL 302
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage II in Global Studies

GLOBAL 304
15 Points

Global Issues Through the European Arts

Investigates how artistic productions from different European traditions engage with and shape the world’s most pressing global issues. Considers the socio-political and cultural context of such productions, their ideological orientation and limitations. Uses case studies on the transnational dimensions of migration and exile, unsustainable environmental development, financial and health inequality, sexual slavery and drug trafficking, gender equality and political conflicts.

Prerequisite: 60 points passed in Global Studies

Restriction: GLOBAL 204

GLOBAL 350
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage II in Global Studies

GLOBAL 351
15 Points

Special Topic: Migration in the Americas

Examines migration in the Americas by exploring the responses of local communities and peoples in Central and South America to international involvement. Discusses the role of global power (and super power) in the region, the connections between historic US action and contemporary migration, and the ways these intersect with issues such as indigenous rights, self-governance and environmental activism.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed at Stage II

Restriction: GLOBAL 251

GLOBAL 352
15 Points

Special Topic: Asian Cities: Growth and Transition

Explores urbanisation and development in Asia as processes from a variety of disciplinary approaches to provide a comprehensive global studies analysis of these interrelated concepts. Focuses on critical topics such as pollution, housing, labour, gender, mobility, and education. The geographical breadth of the course covers East, Southeast, and South Asia.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed at Stage II

Restriction: GLOBAL 252

GLOBAL 377
15 Points

Study Abroad 3A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GLOBAL 378
15 Points

Study Abroad 3B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GLOBAL 379
15 Points

Study Abroad 3C

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GLOBAL 380
15 Points

Study Abroad 3D

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

GLOBAL 700
30 Points

Themes in Global Studies

Critically reviews the field of Global studies from an advanced theoretical perspective. Readings explore key concepts such as globalisation/antiglobalisation, inequality, transnationalism, labour, the environment, and public health. Emphasis on transdisciplinary theories concerning human rights, environmental sustainability, global business, Māori and indigenous issues, and cultural industries.

GLOBAL 701
30 Points

Contemporary Issues in Global Studies

Considers the current landscape of Global Studies at the intersection of theory and case studies. Investigates the novelty and challenges in approaching the world’s most pressing problems using a Global Studies-inflected theoretical lens. Uses case studies from the Pacific and driven by indigenous knowledge to solve practical problems like social, economic, and health inequality, unsustainable environmental development, and political conflict.

GLOBAL 702
30 Points

Global Studies Research Design

An advanced examination of research design approaches with an emphasis on non-Western, Māori/Pacific, and indigenous methodologies. Surveys Global Studies methods and research design pathways, including those established in the Pacific and in indigenous contexts. Explorers methods required for advanced studies in the field.

GLOBAL 704
30 Points

Special Topic

GLOBAL 705
15 Points

Special Topic

GLOBAL 706
15 Points

Directed Study

GLOBAL 707
30 Points

Directed Study

GLOBAL 793
60 Points

Dissertation - Level 9

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