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ATS1326: International studies: Challenges of globalisation

Faculty of Arts

International studies: Challenges of globalisation

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The unit introduces you to a selection of the most pressing challenges facing the contemporary world, economic, political and social. Topics include global health and disease; crisis, conflict and disaster; environment, cities and sustainability; and global commerce, technology and consumption.


1 - Analytical exercise - 20% 2 - Research Project - 40% 3 - Exercise/s - 10% 4 - Take-home final assessment - 30%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Global challenges

Our Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how Monash will actively respond to climate change, preserving geopolitical security and fostering thriving communities over the next decade. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following Global Challenges:

Climate Change

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

1. No Poverty 3. Good Health and Well-Being 5. Gender Equality 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 10. Reduced Inequalities 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action 16. Peace Justice and Strong Institutions