GLO2000 - Global studies
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Kate Murphy
This unit requires students to examine the place of the individual in the global world, using their own experiences, contemporary case studies, a variety of media and sources, and through the application of critical theory. It compels students to engage with the often confronting and challenging prospect of 'difference' and aims to engage students with their responses to and understanding of the 'individual', the 'other'. In preparation for their time overseas the unit ensures the student connects with at least one other student at their host institution and have some of the skills necessary to construct a 'blog' in order to remain connected to their family and friends at home.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will have:
- learnt how to distinguish between different knowledges and data sets which are derived from other discipline- and culture-specific domains
- become acquainted with methods of, and approaches to, critical thinking
- able to demonstrate an ability to engage in team work across disciplines and cultures. Students completing this unit at a third year level will be expected demonstrate a broader depth of theoretical knowledge.
Class participation (750 words equiv): 20%; Blog entries and 1 email discussion/chat with student at host institution (1500 words total 400 per entry 300 word discussion): 25%; Research essay (2000 words): 30%; Reflective essay exam (1000 words): 25%
A minimum of 22 hours per semester consisting of 2 hour seminar or 1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial (may vary for different modules).