Bachelor of Global Studies courses

Explore courses available in the Bachelor of Global Studies.

GLOBAL 101 Global Issues, Sustainable Futures

Discusses the roles that various disciplines (law, business, engineering and urban planning) will play in developing solutions. Considers human rights, good governance and new concepts in economics and business management. Explores how progress in those areas can lead to more sustainable business and developments in science and technology. Looks into a future where those key focuses for progress will change how we manage resources and inspire new visions for cities, communities, and sustainable ways of life.

Availability: Semester One 2022
Points: 15
Restriction: GENED 101G

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GLOBAL 102 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.

Availability: Semester One 2023
Convenor: Dr Jamie Gillen
Points: 15

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GLOBAL 200 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.

Availability: Semester Two 2023
Convenors: Dr Callie Vandewiele and Dr Linetto Basilone
Points: 15
Prerequisite: GLOBAL 100

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GLOBAL 204 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.

Availability: Semester Two 2022
Points: 15
Prerequisite: 60 points passed in Global Studies
Restriction: GLOBAL 304

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GLOBAL 251 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.

Availability: Unavailable in Semester One 2022 
Points: 15 points
Prerequisite: 60 points passed at Stage I
Restriction: GLOBAL 351

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GLOBAL 252 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.

Points: 15 points
Prerequisite: 60 points passed at Stage I
Restriction: GLOBAL 352

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GLOBAL 277 Study Abroad 2A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 278 Study Abroad 2B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 279 Study Abroad 2C

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 280 Study Abroad 2D

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 300 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.

Availability: Semester One 2023
Convenors: Dr Patrick Thomsen and Dr Tatjana Buklijas
Points: 15
Prerequisite: GLOBAL 200

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Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
 

GLOBAL 304 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.

Availability: Semester Two 2022
Points: 15
Prerequisite: 60 points passed in Global Studies
Restriction: GLOBAL 204

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Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
 

GLOBAL 351 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.

Availability: Semester One 2022
Points: 15
Prerequisite: 30 points passed at Stage II
Restriction: GLOBAL 251

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Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
 

GLOBAL 352 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.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: 30 points passed at Stage II
Restriction: GLOBAL 252

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline.

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GLOBAL 377 Study Abroad 3A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 378 Study Abroad 3B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 379 Study Abroad 3C

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

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GLOBAL 380 Study Abroad 3D

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Points: 15
Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.