Bachelor of Global Studies

There is no new intake for this degree.

Requirements

  1. 144 credit points including
  2. 12 junior credit points in a language other than English and
  3. 12 senior credit points in a language other than English and
  4. A Global Studies major and
  5. An Area Studies major

Please note: because of the requirements for a major in Global Studies and an Area Studies major, and because of the limit of 144 credit points for this degree program, it is not possible to fit a third major into your Bachelor of Global Studies degree.

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Language Other Than English

You do not have to study the same language to meet both requirements, although you must be careful to meet the prerequisites for the senior units you plan to take. Senior units of study generally require the successful completion of junior units. Without those junior units you may not be able to study a particular language at senior level.

Languages Offered within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Global Studies Core Major

You must complete three core senior Global Studies units of study (18 senior credit points) and three elective senior Global Studies units of study (18 senior credit points) to satisfy the 36 senior credit points required for your Global Studies core major. The core senior units of study are :

  • GBST2601 Global Studies: Society, Culture, Nation
  • GBST2602 Human Rights & the Global Public Sphere
  • GBST2604 Global Communication (or from 2010 MECO3605 Media Globalisation)

The Global Studies elective units of study* are:

Global Studies Major elective units*
  • ANTH2625 Culture and Development
  • ANTH2626 The City: Global Flows and Local Forms
  • ANTH2628 Migration and Migrant Culture
  • ARHT2653 Cross Cultural Perspectives on Cinema
  • ARHT2656 National and Transnational Cinemas
  • ARHT2671 Orientalism and Visual Culture
  • ARIN2600 Technocultures
  • ARIS2673 Islam and Muslims in World History
  • ARIS2674 Islam and Politics: Traditions and Modernity
  • ASNS2660 Islam, Trade and Society - Arabia to SE Asia
  • ASNS2676 Gender in Modern Asia
  • ASNS3618 Popular China
  • ECOP3012 Global Political Economy
  • ECOP3014 International Trade and Development
  • ECOP3017 Political Economy of Human Rights
  • EUST2612 Regionalisms in Europe & the Middle East
  • GEOS2112 Economic Geography of Global Development
  • GEOS3512 Contemporary Global Geographies
  • GEOS3053 Asia-Pacific Field School Assessment A
  • GEOS3054 Asia-Pacific Field School Assessment B
  • GEOS3522 Cities and Citizenship
  • GEOS3953 Asia-Pacific Field School A (Adv)
  • GEOS3954 Asia-Pacific Field School B (Adv)
  • GOVT2111 Human Rights and Australian Politics
  • GOVT2116 Australian Foreign and Defence Policy
  • GOVT2221 Politics of International Economic Relations
  • GOVT2225 International Security in the 21st Century
  • GOVT2226 International Organisations
  • GOVT2228 Environmental Politics
  • GOVT2336 Gender and Human Rights
  • GRMN2682 Foreign & Exotic in the German World
  • HSTY2304 Imperialism, 1815-2000
  • HSTY2607 Approaches to the Arab Israeli Conflict
  • HSTY2676 Race Around the World
  • ICLS2621 Love in Different Languages
  • ICLS2625 Great Books of Western Literature
  • ICLS2626 Words and Pictures Across Cultures
  • ICLS2633 Cities of the World
  • JCTC2603 Jews Under the Crescent and the Cross
  • JCTC2604 From Expulsion to Regeneration
  • LNGS2617 Cross-cultural communication
  • LNGS3694 Language and Identity
  • LNGS3696 Bilingualism
  • MECO3605 Media Globalisation (permission from Media and Communications required for enrolment)
  • MGRK2631 Cultural Identities
  • MUSC2666 A Global Sound: African American Music
  • PACS2002 History and Politics of War and Peace
  • PHIL2640 Sustainability, System and Society
  • PRFM3604 Embodied Histories
  • PRFM3605 Performance: Hybridity and Appropriation
  • RLST2620 Contemporary Religion and Politics
  • SCLG2605 Social Justice, Law and Society
  • SCLG2616 Global Transformations
  • SCLG2623 Sociology of Terror
  • SCLG2620 Human Rights and Social Transformations
  • SPAN2631 Cultural and Social Change in Spain
  • RLST2606 Christianity as a Global Religion

* Elective units and semester offerings are subject to change. Please consult the current handbook for available units.

Area Studies Major

Students can complete a major in one of the following subject areas to meet this requirement :

Pathways

Bachelor of Global Studies sample degree structure for students who commenced the degree in 2007 :


            Credit Points
First Year S1 GBST1001 Global Studies: Themes and Approaches Arts (Part A or B) Junior Unit Choice Language Other Than English Junior Unit Area Studies Junior Unit 24
S2 ANTH1002 Globalisation and Experience Arts (Part A or B) Junior Unit Choice Language Other Than English Junior Unit Area Studies Junior Unit 24
Second Year S1 GBST2601 Global Studies: Society, Culture, Nation Arts (Part A or B) Senior Unit Choice Language Other Than English Senior Unit (Culture Units Excluded) Area Studies Major Senior Unit 24
S2 GBST2602 Human Rights and the Global Public Sphere Global Studies Major Senior Elective Unit Language Other Than English Senior Unit (Culture Units Excluded) Area Studies Major Senior Unit 24
Third Year S1 Global Studies Major Senior Elective Unit Global Studies Major Senior Elective Unit Area Studies Major Senior Unit Area Studies Major Senior Unit 24
S2 GBST2604 Global Communication Arts (Part A or B) Senior Unit Choice Area Studies Major Senior Unit Area Studies Major Senior Unit 24
          Total= 144