How the World Really Works: Busting the Myths of Globalisation (11147.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Ernest KOH (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 1 DR Ernest KOH (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
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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.
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.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
Semester 1, 2019
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Online Quiz (x3) (30% )
- Exam (25% )
- Assessment Structure Media Analysis (1000 words) [20%]: The unit convenor will provide a list of relevant, contemporary topics – including new political and economic developments. Students will need to choose issues relevant to current events. E.g., this could include such topics as: the rise of new nationalisms and ‘populism’ (e.g., Brexit, Trump, Five Star movement, etc.); new economic policies (the UBI, the job guarantee); current issues of concern (inequality; the rise of automation; etc.). (20% )
- Essay (1,500 words): 25% The essay will be based on topics provided during tutorials. (25% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
Three hours of 1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 tutorial on-campus per week.
Must have passed 24 credit points.
Basic understanding of issues related to cultural diversity.
- ARB005 Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies)
- ARMG02 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARAR01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media
- ARSC01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- MGAR03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Arts
- SCAR02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Arts