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How the World Really Works: Busting the Myths of Globalisation (11147.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

It is frequently claimed that the cause, or agent, responsible for many contemporary social and cultural developments is a force called 'globalisation'. For this reason, we are told, these developments are 'inevitable' and 'irreversible'. In an attempt to sort myth from reality, this unit examines claims about globalisation with a critical eye. By examining key global developments in their historical context, it will help you to develop an intellectual framework for detecting bogus claims about 'globalisation', and making sense of contemporary events and processes at both the global and local levels.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain key global processes and their historical context;

2. Critically analyse claims made about 'globalisation' and its impacts; and

3. Interrogate the nature of contemporary events, by contextualising them in relation to relevant global processes.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of 1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 tutorial on-campus per week.

Prerequisites

Must have passed 24 credit points.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic understanding of issues related to cultural diversity.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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