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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia, South Africa

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuse, refer to the individual campus entries below.

Description

Caulfield and Clayton

International 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 nations and economies become more integrated, it is important to understand our world and the ideas and beliefs of our neighbours and trading partners. In order to compete in the international marketplace of products, ideas and knowledge, we need to understand and respect the cultures and beliefs of others. In international studies, we begin by placing today's world in context: we examine the history of the 20th century, and then move on to study the issues facing the world in the 21st century.

The major can be completed with or without studies in a stream; there are two streams available within the international studies major:

  • Asian studies
  • European studies

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • identify a range of theoretical tools used by scholars in order to understand and describe these issues and concepts and have a demonstrated capacity to apply these across national and cultural boundaries
  • demonstrate a capacity to think reflectively about the relationship and interactions between issues, events and concepts in different places and cultures across the world, and to recognise the inter-relatedness of these issues and concepts
  • demonstrate a capacity, through the successful completion of a range of assignments and other assessment tasks, to identify and select appropriate information, and appropriate procedures, to interpret and report on contemporary economic, social, cultural and political change using a variety of methods, sources and data in both English and where appropriate other languages
  • demonstrate a capacity to communicate clearly using written, oral and other media to present a sophisticated argument about an issue or concept that is of contemporary global importance.

South Africa

Monash South Africa's School of Social Science international studies offering follows in the spirit of the discipline, and adds a uniquely African perspective to global issues. The curriculum recognises Africa's unique contribution to globalisation and the challenges faced as international integration becomes a global norm. Students are equipped with the knowledge they need to understand the world they live in, and define their place within it.

Units

Caulfield and Clayton

Minor in international studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in international studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) additional elective units from List A only (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units and/or units from the Asian Studies and European Studies streams in the major as electives.

Major in international studies

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in international studies must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2625 Mobile worlds: Migrants, refugees and the politics of belonging
  • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world*
  • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present, future

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3623 Nationality, ethnicity and conflict
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, local traditions: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3639 Poverty, ecology and international justice**

(d.) additional elective units from List A and List B (24 points). No more than two units (12 points) can be taken from List B.

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take the remaining cornerstone and capstone units and/or units from the Asian Studies and European Studies streams as electives. Where students undertake an inter-campus exchange, the minor or major can be comprised of a mix of units available on their home campus and the exchange campus.

* This unit is also a cornerstone unit for society, cities and sustainabilitysociety, cities and sustainability (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/society-cities-and-sustainability/). Students completing a major in international studies and a major in society, cities and sustainability need to choose a different cornerstone unit for each major. A unit cannot be counted twice towards different majors.

** This unit is also a capstone unit for human rightshuman rights (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/human-rights/). Students completing a major in international studies and a major in human rights need to choose a different capstone unit for each major. A unit cannot be counted twice towards different majors.

Major in international studies: Asian studies stream

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in international studies, Asian studies stream must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2625 Mobile worlds: Migrants, refugees and the politics of belonging
  • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world*
  • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present, future
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Protest, violence and crime

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3623 Nationality, ethnicity and conflict
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, local traditions: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3639 Poverty, ecology and international justice**

(d.) additional elective units from List A and List B (24 points). No more than two units (12 points) can be taken from List B.

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take additional cornerstone and capstone units as electives. For students who are studying a language, the units within the Asian studies stream incorporates the use of material in languages other than English. Students are encouraged to study a minor or major from the languages offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and LinguisticsSchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/lcl), as a complement to taking international studies.

Major in international studies: European studies stream

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in international studies, European studies stream must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2520 Post World-War Two Europe
  • ATS2625 Mobile worlds: Migrants, refugees and the politics of belonging
  • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world*
  • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present, future

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3525 The idea of Europe
  • ATS3623 Nationality, ethnicity and conflict
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, local traditions: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3639 Poverty, ecology and international justice**

(d.) additional elective units from List A and List B (24 points). No more than two units (12 points) can be taken from List B.

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take additional cornerstone and capstone units as electives. For students who are studying a language, the units within the European studies stream incorporates the use of material in languages other than English. Students are encouraged to study a minor or major from the languages offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and LinguisticsSchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/lcl), as a complement to taking international studies.

Extended major in international studies

Students completing an extended major in international studies (60 points), must complete an additional 12-point unit chosen from the following:

Elective units

List A

  • ATS2624 Global governance
  • ATS2629 Faith in the future: Religion and spirituality in a globalising world
  • ATS2630/ATS3630 Governing the global economy: Stability, efficiency, justice*
  • ATS2637 The human body and the international marketplace
  • ATS2640/ATS3640 The ethics of global conflict
  • ATS2920/ATS3920 Making a difference: Bringing about social and political change*
  • ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda**
  • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
  • ATS3631 The idea of travel: Global perspectives
  • ATS3632 Post-conflict: Justice, memory, reconciliation
  • ATS3634 Global indigeneity
  • ATS3636 Sacred and profane: Religion, the secular and the state
  • ATS3638 Global childhoods: Children's rights, welfare and mobility in a global context
  • ATS3897 Borderless media in East Asia
  • ATS3952 The world of textiles
  • ATS3956 Trauma and memory in the modern world

List B

  • ATS2340 International security studies
  • ATS2354/ATS3354 Interrogating racism: Indigenous Australians and the state
  • ATS2376 Political anthropology: Culture, power, religion and national identities in the modern world
  • ATS2378 Development and the Third World
  • ATS2382 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS2387/ATS3387 Beyond Gallipoli: Australians in the Great War***
  • ATS2394/ATS3394 Australia and Asia
  • ATS2395 Australia in a globalising world
  • ATS2515 Reading across cultures
  • ATS2521 Conflict and culture in Europe
  • ATS2547 Cities and sustainability****
  • ATS2563 Global consumption, sex and race
  • ATS2578 Soldiers of fortune: Mercenaries from antiquity to Afghanistan
  • ATS2586 Islam: Principles, civilization, influence
  • ATS2596 The Vietnam war
  • ATS2621 Religion as culture in the Malay world
  • ATS2648 Contemporary Japan
  • ATS2691 Politics, violence and memory
  • ATS2694 International political economy
  • ATS2698 Middle east politics: Continuity, change, conflict and co-operation
  • ATS2701 Terrorism and political violence: An introduction
  • ATS2706 Foreign policy analysis: Washington and world politics
  • ATS2778 Public spaces and city life
  • ATS2872/ATS3872 Topics in Indian philosophy
  • ATS2909 Villains and rogues: A history of ideas about gangsters
  • ATS3090 European internship
  • ATS3124 Breadlines behind the Iron Curtain: Everyday life in communist Eastern Europe
  • ATS3392 A lonely planet? Travel, culture, power
  • ATS3441 Class, culture and regional identity
  • ATS3462 International crime and justice
  • ATS3522 Governing the European Union
  • ATS3580 The Middle East in the modern world
  • ATS3688 Foreign policies of the great and emerging powers
  • ATS3690 Reflections on humanity: Truth, freedom and power
  • ATS3697 Gender and international relations
  • ATS3703 Arms control and world politics
  • ATS3708 Issues in global politics
  • ATS3908 American empire: The United States from colonies to super power
  • ATS3951 Japanese popular culture and identity
  • MON2003/MON3001 Social Inclusion Internship: Working on migrant and refugee settlement in multicultural communities

* Taught in Malaysia.

** Taught in South Africa. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

*** Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

**** This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Malaysia

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in international studies must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in international studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from List A
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of four units from List A. A minimum of three units must be taken at third-year level.

Note: Where students undertake an inter-campus exchange, the minor or major can be comprised of a mix of units available on their home campus and the exchange campus.

List A units
  • ATS2140 States and markets
  • ATS2625/ATS3625 Mobile worlds: Migrants, refugees and the politics of belonging
  • ATS2630/ATS3630 Governing the global economy: Stability, efficiency, justice
  • ATS2633/ATS3633 Global cities: Past, present, future
  • ATS2920/ATS3920 Making a difference: Bringing about social and political change
List B units
  • ATS2563/ATS3563 Global consumption, sex and race
  • ATS3570 International relations

Students may also count additional units listed for the international studies major from the Caulfield, Clayton and South African campuses if undertaking an inter-campus exchange.

South Africa

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in international studies must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in international studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from List A
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of four units from List A. A minimum of three units must be taken at third-year level.

Note: Where students undertake an inter-campus exchange, the minor or major can be comprised of a mix of units available at their home campus and the exchange campus.

List A units
List B units

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 4099 Diploma of Higher Education Studies
  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts