Bachelor of International and Global Studies
Three years full-time / Six years part-time
The Bachelor of International and Global Studies degree focuses on the increasing interconnectedness of our world that has been brought about through travel, communication technology, political processes and globalising markets. New areas for analysis are bringing with them new career opportunities.
This degree focuses on the way these processes are evolving. The degree title reflects the fact that global processes are linked by interactions involving nation-state authorities but also through less formal processes of integration, such as networks, migration and political and cultural connections. In this degree, we give attention to this full spectrum of global connections.
The degree presents an inter-disciplinary social science approach. In the degree core (units undertaken by all students), you will address international and global issues from the perspective of politics, sociology, political economy, anthropology, and media and cultural studies. In your core major, you may further study one of these disciplines, or expand into other areas of international studies. You can also complement your major with other choices, including languages, which can be taken from a wide range of subject areas within the University. This degree offers opportunities for you to study abroad (but has no requirement for you to do so).
The degree will provide you with the conceptual ability and the skills needed to be able to interpret and operate effectively in an increasingly integrated world. We regard these attributes to be critical to your success in a variety of professional fields. Additionally, the Bachelor of International and Global Studies degree offers you not only flexibility, but also the scope to be able to study across a range of subject areas.
By achieving an awareness of the major issues that concern the world society, politics and economy, you will be equipped to operate effectively as members of the world community with skills in analysis, evaluation and communication. As a result, you will be able to compete successfully within the global marketplace in advisory, management, and research positions for both the private and public sector in Australia and beyond, including working in combination with other professions at an international level (medicine, law, environmental work).
|Core major to be chosen from one of:|
|Optional second major may be chosen from:|
Any one of the core majors or from the list of Table A or B majors. This gives students access to a wide range of disciplines and area studies from across the Faculty of Arts and some other Faculty offerings too.
Bachelor of International and Global Studies sample degree structure
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|BIGS CORE MAJOR JUNIOR PRE-REQ UNIT||BIGS CORE MAJOR JUNIOR PRE-REQ UNIT||BIGS CORE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT||BIGS CORE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT||BIGS CORE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT||BIGS CORE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT|
|INGS1001 POWER AND MONEY IN GLOBAL SOCIETY||INGS1002 GLOBAL CULTURE AND SOCIETY||INGS2601 TRANSNATIONAL SPACES AND NETWORKS||BIGS CORE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT||INGS3601 CURRENT GLOBAL ISSUES||BIGS CORE MAJOR SENIOR UNIT|
|TABLE A OR B
|TABLE A OR B
|TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE SENIOR UNIT||TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE SENIOR UNIT|
|TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE JUNIOR UNIT||TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE JUNIOR UNIT||TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE SENIOR UNIT||TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE SENIOR UNIT||TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE SENIOR UNIT||TABLE A OR B MAJOR OR ELECTIVE SENIOR UNIT|
|24 CREDITS||24 CREDITS||24 CREDITS||24 CREDITS||24 CREDITS||24 CREDITS|
|The BIGS core major must be chosen from the following 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.
* If International Business is undertaken as the BIGS core major, a second major from Table A (Arts and Social Sciences) must also be completed.