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Introduction to International Studies (8668.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



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    This unit would introduce students to the inter-disciplinary nature of International Studies. It will focus on global issues, their complexity and rationale for International Studies as a discipline. The unit will explore the historical, geographical, political and anthropological context of global issues and how these impinge upon our understanding of various issues. The unit would explore connections and linkages between regions and the world and how these connections complicate international issues and the response of global and regional institutions. Students will be able to understand the local/global nexus and map changes around us in a geographical and historical context.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Understand the inter-disciplinary nature of International Studies; understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities; explore the global and regional context of global issues; understand the local and global dynamics of issues; and

    2. Understand the need to be a global citizen and understand the world around us; critically engage with various issues in a global context; critically analyze and present arguments about current global issues.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours/week (face-to-face and online).





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