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: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 600wd assignment (15%) and 400wd tutorial presentation (10%) and 1700wd essay (35%) and 1.5hr exam (40%)
Note: This unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
Making sense of a rapidly-changing economic and political world is a challenging agenda. This unit introduces a range of approaches to understand global economic and political integration and shifting power. In particular, the unit focuses on how the roles of nation states, international organisations and globalising markets are changing, and the way conflicts that arise with these changes are being and might be addressed.
INGS1002 Global Culture and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Beatriz Carillo Garcia Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GBST1001 Assessment: 1500wd essay (30%) and 2000wd essay (45%) and 500wd tutorial presentation (15%) and tutorial participation (10%)
Note: this unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
This inter-disciplinary unit will develop students' understanding of themes in and approaches to Global Studies. It will introduce students to conceptual frameworks of 'the global' and identify the core perspectives used by anthropology and sociology to analyse issues such as: the emergence of global economic, political, cultural and social processes; population movements; national, international, and global identities; diasporas and diasporic cultures; colonialism, post-colonialism and self-determination movements; discourses of international law, human rights and cosmopolitanism, appreciating the politics of the intercultural.
INGS2601 Transnational Spaces and Networks

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Bronwyn Winter Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: INGS1001 and INGS1002 Assessment: 1x joint oral presentation (equivalent to 1200wds) (25%), 1000wd written report (25%), 1x 2300wd take-home exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
Note: This unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
What are the roles of language, culture and communications in international relations? Who are "global actors" and how do they shape the transnational public sphere? How do the politics of place and space intervene? This second year core Unit of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies will address key issues and theoretical approaches in transnational, area and diaspora studies and global communications. It is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Media and Communications.
INGS3601 Current Global Issues

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: INGS1001 and INGS1002 and INGS2601 Corequisites: may be completed concurrently with INGS2601 with approval of Director Assessment: 1500wd essay (25%) and 1500wd group assignment (25%) and 3000wd essay based on contribution to group assignment (50%)
Note: not available to students outside BIGS
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.