Bachelor of International and Global Studies

3 years full-time

This degree offers students a broad perspective on major issues in international and global studies, drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives, including politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and cultural and linguistic studies. Through study in these discipline areas, students gain an awareness of major issues in world society, politics, and economy. Graduates will be equipped to operate effectively as members of the world community with skills in analysis, evaluation and communication.

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information - Sample pathway

Students Commencing prior to 2014
Degree information - Sample pathway


Students Commencing in 2014

Requirements

To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:

  1. No more than 48 junior credit points, and
  2. A minimum of 96 senior credit points and
  3. 12 junior and 12 senior credit points in core International and Global Studies (INGS) units from the Table of International and Global Studies units of study and
  4. A minimum of 18 credit points in a single language other than English (new for 2014) and
  5. A minimum of 12 credit points in an approved exchange program - one full semester on exchange is recommended (new for 2014) and
  6. At least one Bachelor of International and Global Studies core major (see table below) and
  7. A second major or elective units from either Table A or Table B. If the core major selected is International Business, a second major must be taken from Table A.
Compulsory International and Global Studies Units
 First Year  Second Year  Third Year
  • Power and Money in Global Society, INGS1001
  • Global Culture and Society, INGS1002
  • Transnational Spaces and Networks, INGS2601
  • Current Global Issues, INGS3601
International and Global Studies Core Major Options
Subject Areas
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Government and International Relations
  • History (new for 2014)
  • International Business*
  • Political Economy
  • Sociology

Please note: students commencing in 2014 and beyond must include a minimum of 6 credit points of senior-advanced (3000 level) units of study in their chosen major(s). You must view the unit of study tables in the handbook for the chosen major(s) for further information. Students commencing their degree prior to 2014 you are not necessarily required to complete a senior-advanced unit in the chosen major(s) unless otherwise instructed to do so.

*Completing an International Business Major

If you elect to undertake International Business as the core major for your degree, you must also complete a Table A Arts and Social Sciences major as a second major.

The pre-requisites for the International Business major are at least six junior units of study (36 credit points) which must include at least two of the junior units (12 credit points) required for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies.

Pathway

There are a few ways to structure your degree. Below is an example based on a standard full-time structure over three years:


            Credit Points
First Year S1 INGS1001 Power and
Money in Global Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Language Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
24
S2 INGS1002 Global
Culture and Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Language Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
24
Second Year S1 INGS2601 Transnational
Spaces and Networks
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Language Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
24
S2 BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
24
Third Year S1 - Exchange BIGS Core Major
Senior Exchange Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Exchange Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Exchange Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Exchange Unit
24
S2 INGS3601 Current
Global Issues
BIGS Core Major
Senior-advanced Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
24
          Total= 144
    BIGS Core Major options: American Studies; Anthropology; Arab World, Islam and the Middle East; Asian Studies; European Studies; ; Government and International Relations; History; International Business*; Political Economy; Sociology.
* If International Business is undertaken as the BIGS core major, a Table A Arts major must also be completed
 

Students Commencing prior to 2014

Requirements
  1. No more than 48 junior credit points, and
  2. A minimum of 96 senior credit points and
  3. 12 junior and 12 senior credit points in core International and Global Studies (INGS) units from the Table of International and Global Studies units of study and
  4. At least one Bachelor of International and Global Studies core major (see table above) and
  5. A second major or elective units from either Table A or Table B. If the core major selected is International Business, a second major must be taken from Table A.
Compulsory International and Global Studies Units
 First Year  Second Year  Third Year
  • Power and Money in Global Society, INGS1001
  • Global Culture and Society, INGS1002
  • Transnational Spaces and Networks, INGS2601
  • Current Global Issues, INGS3601
International and Global Studies Core Major Options
Subject Areas
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Government and International Relations
  • International Business*
  • Political Economy
  • Sociology
*Completing an International Business Major

If you elect to undertake International Business as the core major for your degree, you must also complete a Table A Arts and Social Sciences major as a second major.

The pre-requisites for the International Business major are at least six junior units of study (36 credit points) which must include at least two of the junior units (12 credit points) required for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies.

Pathway (for students commencing prior to 2014)

            Credit Points
First Year S1 INGS1001 Power and
Money in Global Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
24
S2 INGS1002 Global
Culture and Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
24
Second Year S1 INGS2601 Transnational
Spaces and Networks
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
24
S2 BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
24
Third Year S1 BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit
24
S2 INGS3601 Current
Global Issues
BIGS Core Major
Senior-advanced Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
24
          Total= 144
    BIGS Core Major options: American Studies; Anthropology; Arab World, Islam and the Middle East; Asian Studies; European Studies; ; Government and International Relations; International Business*; Political Economy; Sociology.
* If International Business is undertaken as the BIGS core major, a Table A Arts major must also be completed
 

Contacts

For further enquiries on this degree please contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at or by phone on +61 2 9351 6673.