6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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The unit introduces students to a selection of the most pressing challenges facing the contemporary world, economic, political and social. Topics include global health and disease; crisis, conflict and disaster; environment, cities and sustainability; and global commerce, technology and consumption.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- recognise and discuss the key social, economic and political questions facing the world today;
- analysise global issues in a comparative and transnational framework;
- analyse a range of social justice issues concerning poverty and gender;
- critique controversial contemporary debates in a range of topics;
- identify and critically read a range of relevant sources, and utilise these sources to support argument;
- communicate research in both oral and written formats.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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