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Specialist Major in Global Studies (SM0005.1)


Faculty of Arts and Design


School of Arts and Communications

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


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.

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Specialist majors are only available to students in the course for which the major is required.


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