Current Global Issues (INGS3601)


This 'capstone' unit in International and Global Studies focuses on case studies of contemporary problems (e.g. wars, natural disasters, economic and diplomatic crises). Groups of students will track particular cases to analyse interactions between social, cultural, political and economic institutions (including governments, aid agencies, the United Nations and others) and informal networks at the domestic, regional and international levels. In doing so, they will acquire high-level competency in theories, ethics, and methodologies informing interdisciplinary, team-based assessments of global issues.

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1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week


1500wd essay (25%) and 1500wd group assignment (25%) and 3000wd essay based on contribution to group assignment (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

INGS1001 and INGS1002 and INGS2601

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