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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Websites

Faculty of Arts

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Location

Malaysia

Global studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that brings to life the issues and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, our world. As the world globalises and states and economies become more integrated, it is important to understand how political, economic, social and cultural developments in different countries affect the world around us, whether states and communities can cooperate to address national, regional and global problems and the possibilities for a more peaceful and just global order. In global studies, you will begin by placing today's world in context: you will examine the history of the 20th century, and then move on to study the issues facing the world in the 21st century, many of which have roots in past political, economic and socio-cultural developments.

Availability

Global studies is listed in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences at Malaysia as a major or minor.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad learning outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

1. demonstrate a deep understanding of a range of major issues and concepts associated with contemporary globalisation and how these are understood differently in a variety of national and cultural contexts

2. identify a range of theoretical tools used by scholars in order to understand and describe key issues and concepts, and have a demonstrated capacity to apply these across national and cultural boundaries

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU1325 Introduction to world politics and history
  • AMU1326 Transformation from above: Globalisation and the state

b. Two units (12 points), including at least one level 2 unit, from the cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) in the major or AMU2685 (Malaysian studies) or any two units (12 points), including at least one level 2 or 3 unit listed under the international studiesinternational studies (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/aos/international-studies/ug-arts-international-studies.html) major at another Monash campus if taken while on inter-campus exchange.

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU1325 Introduction to world politics and history
  • AMU1326 Transformation from above: Globalisation and the state

b. One level 2 cornerstone unit (6 points) from:

  • AMU2140 States and markets
  • AMU2625 Borders, people and identity: Migration in the 21st century
  • AMU2920 Transformation from below: Civil, society, social movements and political change

c. One level 3 capstone unit (6 points) from:

  • AMU3570 International relations
  • AMU3630 Governing the global economy: Stability, efficiency, justice
  • AMU3650 A world in crisis: Multilevel responses to global emergencies

d. Four units (24 points) from the remaining cornerstone or capstone unitscapstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) or the following units, while ensuring that you have at least three level 3 units in the major:

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.