Courses - Faculty of Arts


Global Studies

Stage I

GLOBAL 100
15 Points

Intercultural Communication

Examines intercultural competence and communication in the context of the contemporary transnational movement and interactions of people, practices and products. Students are introduced to the concepts, ideas, and frameworks necessary for critically reflecting on cultural differences and perceptions, and on the impact of migration and multiculturalism on communication across cultures.

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

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 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 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

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