• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, Human Rights, Politics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr April Biccum
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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One term that has come to prominence in the last 20 years, globalisation, seeks to characterize this contemporary moment, and yet, the debate over what globalisation means and what it contributes analytically to our understanding of the world has raged down the corridors of the academy, while voices in the global political domain, have proceeded as if globalisation is a fact that needs to be made to work.  This course explores the different frameworks by which globalisation has been understood and debated and helps students to zero in on the issues that affect contemporary global life from poverty, crisis, and security, to identity, migration, development, nationalism, media and popular culture, new global actors such as civil society and multinational corporations.  It explores some of the dominant frameworks that have come to apply to globalisation in both the academic and policy realm, such as 'Global Citizenship' and 'Global Governance'.  This course will not definitively define globalisation for students, but will equip them with the theoretical and analytical tools to begin to evaluate the theories, issues and debates that encompass globalisation both academically and practically.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate good knowledge of the debates, theories and issues surrounding globalisation;
  2. understand how different approaches contribute to different understandings of globalisation and have different normative implications;
  3. offer critically based insights into the issues raised by different approaches to globalisation;
  4. critically reflect upon the literature and materials presented in this course; and
  5. apply relevant research methodologies to this subject area.

Indicative Assessment

Book review, 1000 words (25%) LO 2, 3,4
Major Research Essay, 4000 words (55%) LO: 1-5
Problem Based Learning, 1000 words (20%) LO: 2, 3, 4 
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of International Relations (Honours) (HIR), Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours) (HPOLS), Bachelor of Public Policy (Honours) (HPPOL), Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) (HDEVS), Bachelor of European Studies (Honours) (HEURO), Bachelor of Latin American Studies (Honours) (HLAMS), Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) (HPPE), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed POLS8031.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4585 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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