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Specialist Major in Global Studies (SM0005.1)

Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Design

Discipline:

School of Arts and Communications

Credit Points:

24

Information for Current Students

  • Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2019 End Date: Current Version

Introduction:

The Global Studies major prepares students to be active global citizens who can find creative ways of addressing the challenges faced by the international community, now and in the future; who understand the complex, interconnected, and culturally diverse nature of the contemporary world; who think critically about issues within their global context; and who possess the flexibility, analytical skills, and global mindset to adapt effectively to rapidly changing work environments. Students will learn to make use of interdisciplinary perspectives to; - understand cultural diversity, and socio-cultural change in local communities and transnational contexts - critically analyse global institutions, social movements, frameworks, and processes in their historical context - engage in critical reflection and problem solving in relation to major global challenges such as environmental degradation, resource scarcity, climate change, and social justice The major will prepare students for a wide range of careers in a globalised world helping them to develop the intercultural competencies, critical thinking skills, and interdisciplinary understanding of the global context that are valued by a large range of employers across government, business, and the NGO sector.

Assumed Knowledge:

None.

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