International and Global Studies units of study descriptions

International and Global Studies

INGS1001 Power and Money in Global Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x600wd Written assignment (15%), 1x400wd Tutorial presentation (10%), 1x1700wd Essay (35%), 1x1.5hr Exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
Globalisation challenges our ability to conceptualise and respond to change and increasing levels of integration. This unit focuses on the changing relationship between nation states, international organisations and globalising markets. It provides (a) an historical perspective on this process; (b) an introduction to the concepts needed to describe these different levels of organisation; (c) a case based approach to the conflicts that arise, the way they are being addressed and the systemic challenges of inequality and sustainability.
INGS1002 Global Culture and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GBST1001 Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x500wd Tutorial presentation (15%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
In this unit we examine cultural difference and civil society as integral aspects of the politics and functioning of globalisation, challenging its assumed homogenising trend. We consider the ways in which people make and defend distinctive modes of livelihood and value that increasingly build on universalist frameworks such as that of human rights. Identity, a rights framework and sustainability are treated as key sites in struggles that link local politics to international networks of governance and civil society.
INGS2601 Transnational Spaces and Networks

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: INGS1001 and INGS1002 Assessment: 1xjoint Oral Presentation (equivalent to 1200wds) (25%), 1000wd written report (25%), 1x2300wd Take-home exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
In this unit you will examine language, culture and communication as perspectives from which the characteristic tension of globalisation between difference and connection can be understood. We consider the relationship between a transnational public sphere and the politics of place and space, revealed, among other things, in area and diaspora studies. We ask: who are "global actors" and how, through their (self) representations, do they shape this relationship?
INGS3601 Current Global Issues

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: INGS1001 and INGS1002 and INGS2601 Assessment: 1x1500wd Role Play Paper (15%), 1x1750wd equivalent Simulation (Group Project) (40%), 1x2000wd Essay (20%), 1x45 minutes equivalent 750wd In Class Test (15%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: not available to students outside BIGS
In this capstone unit 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. The lecture program will support these projects with a focus on the methodologies and ethics informing interdisciplinary, team-based assessments of global issues.