• Class Number 6244
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Ashley Carruthers
    • Dr Annika Lems
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

Just how involved are we are on a daily basis with the processes, the politics, the social and economic relations and the other formations that constitute this complex and slightly scary thing called globalisation? Beginning with some of the things that are closest and most familiar to us - including the clothes on our backs - we're going to start at the ground and trace upwards the links that attach us to far off countries, economies, sites of production and fellow humans. In this way, we will trace our own map of the world system and get some sort of critical understanding of how we slot into it. In the process, we will ask 'Is there a more ethical way for us to approach some of those core global practices in which we all participate: consumption, tourism, inhabiting the city, and using the internet and social media?' How, in this immensely complex context, are we to be good global citizens?

In the process of doing this we will learn the fundamental concepts anthropologists and other social scientists use to make sense of globalisation's exciting new cultural and social forms and its not so exciting new forms of exploitation and inequality. The focus will be on understanding the language of the anthropology of globalisation, and the practical and critical application of its key concepts to real life global issues.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand the core language and key conceptual approaches found in anthropological and related social science writing on globalisation and development, allowing them to read and comprehend such texts independently;
  2. apply the core language and key concepts of the anthropology of globalisation to real life case studies, thus producing a critical analysis of practices and discourses of globalisation and development;
  3. identify and debate the ethical issues around our participation in practices of globalisation that act to produce extreme forms of social, economic and environmental inequality and exploitation, and identify ways of being better "global citizens";
  4. interact and work with peers on team based activities in a productive and mutually supportive way; and
  5. demonstrate a knowledge of how and when to apply appropriate concepts and theories to produce a novel, critical analysis in a given work or research context.

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction
2 Disembedding: From McDonaldisation to Glocalisation Keywords: Cultural globalisation, McDonaldisation, localisation, glocalisation, authenticity, hybridityCase study: McDonald's opens in Beijing
3 Speed: War and Simultaneity Keywords: time-space compression, flattening, network society, accelerationCase study: Drone warfareAssessment: Superquiz on Disembedding and Speed
4 Mobilities I: Tourism Keywords: Mobility, authenticity, the tourist gaze, panopticism, commodification, staged authenticity, emergent authenticity, false back regionsCase Study: Exotic tourism, Vietnam, Austrian Alps.Assessment: Presentations on on Disembedding & Speed
5 Mobilities II: Transnational Labour Migration Keywords: im/mobilities, the body, social reproductive labour, transnational labour migrationCase Study: Filipina Migration to Singapore and Hong KongAssessment: Superquiz on Mobilities 1 & 2
6 Standardisation: Automobility Keywords: Automobility, universalisation, resistance of the localCase Study: The system of AutomobilityAssessment: Presentations on Mobilties 1 & 2
7 Global Climate Change Keywords: climate change, overheating, indigenous knowledgesCase Study: Namibian understandings of climate changeAssessment: Superquiz on Standardisation and Global Climate Change
8 Consumption 1: Fast Fashion Keywords: Fast fashion, information society, acceleration, consumption cycle, commodity fetishism, post-Fordism, flexible accumulationCase Study: Fast FashionAssessment: Presentations on Standardisation and Global Climate Change
9 Consumption II: Ethical Consumption Keywords: Ethical consumption, de-fethishisation, exoticism, cultural capitalCase Study: Marketing Fair TradeAssessment: Superquiz on Consumption 1 & 2
10 Consumption 3: Waste and Circular Economies Keywords: trashion, waste colonialism, slow violenceCase Study: Waste and Circular EconomiesAssessment: Presentations on Consumption 1 & 2
11 Identity Politics Keywords: Identity politics, racism, fundamentalism, fascism, WhitenessCase Study: Far-right identity politicsAssessment: Superquiz on Consumption 3 and Identity Politics
12 Alterglobalisation Keywords: Heterotopias, Gentrification, Occupy movements, right to the cityCase Study: The Milk Tea AllianceAssessment: Presentations on Consumption 3, Identity Politics and Alterglobalisation

Tutorial Registration

Via Wattle. Required.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Individual Superquiz 30 % 1,2,3
Team Superquiz 20 % 1,2,3,4
Team Presentation 20 % 1,2,3,4
Team Discussant Role 5 % 1,2,3,4
Essay 25 % 1,2
Peer Evaluation 0 % 4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


  • This course assesses your participation principally through your contribution to teamwork, and the fact that we have weekly in-class assessment tasks for which you are required to be present.
  • Note that team tasks account for 45% of your total grade for this class, reflecting the fact that this course uses a Team Based Learning teaching philosopy.
  • **If you don't enjoy or feel comfortable with teamwork, please consider whether this course is the right one for you**
  • You need to finalise your enrolment in a Superquiz Tutorial and a topic-based Team by the beginning of Week 3.
  • If you fail to do this you'll be missing assessment opportunities that could lead to a Fail or lower than desired grade.
  • No end-of-semester remedy for missed assessment and missed teamwork will be available
  • **If you can't commit to come to class regularly throughout the semester, please consider whether this is the right kind of course for you**

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Individual Superquiz

Value: 30%

Date: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11

Location: Superquiz tutorials

Grade calculation: Your final Individual Superquiz grade will be based on your top 4 out of 5 attempts

Minimum requirements: There is no minimum number of submissions, although obviously you will need to complete enough individual quizzes to be able to pass the course.


  • This quiz tests your comprehension of the essential readings and lecture material from the previous and current weeks, as explained in the calendar on Wattle.
  • The quiz is open book
  • No talking permitted
  • It includes ~30 multiple choice and short answer questions
  • The quiz is timed.

Extensions and Late Submission:

  • This item is not eligible for extension or late submission.
  • You will be graded on your top 4 out of 5 quiz attempts.
  • You must take the quiz in person in your correct tutorial
  • Remote submission is not allowed

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Team Superquiz

Value: 20%

Date: Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11

Location: Superquiz tutorials

Grade calculation

  • This is a team assessment and you'll share a grade with your teammates
  • Your final Team Superquiz grade will be multiplied by your individual Peer Evaluation score (see below)

Minimum requirements: There is no minimum number of submissions, although obviously you will need to complete enough team quizzes to be able to pass the course.


  • This quiz tests your comprehension of the essential readings and lecture material from the previous and current weeks, as explained in the calendar on Wattle.
  • The quiz is open book
  • You will undertake the quiz with your teammates, and must discuss your answers
  • One login per team
  • The Team Quiz includes ~30 multiple choice and short answer questions
  • The quiz is timed.
  • The quiz may only be taken in person in your correct tutorial

Extensions and Late Submission:

  • This item is not eligible for extension or late submission.
  • The quiz must be taken in person in your correct tutorial.
  • Remote submission is not allowed.
  • If you miss the Team Tutorial, you will still share your teammates' grade.
  • At the end of semester your final Team Quiz grade will be multiplied by your Peer Evaluation score (see below).

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Team Presentation

Value: 20%

Date: Each team will present *once* in one of the following weeks, dependent on their chosen topic:

  • Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12

Length: 10 minutes

Location: Presentation tutorials

Grade Calculation: Your team's score will be multiplied by your individual Peer Evaluation score (see below)


  •   By Friday Week 3, students will sign up (via Wattle) to a team based on their interest in a particular weekly topic and case study - for example, Speed and Drone Warfare.
  •  The Speed and Drone Warfare team will give a 10 minute presentation in the relevant tutorial - in this case, in Week 4
  •  They will also act as discussants for one other team presenting on the same day as them (see below)
  •  Grading of your team presentation will be according to a rubric. 
  •  We'll further explain this in our Introductory Tutorials in Week 2
  •  NB the rubric will allow you quite a lot of freedom as to how you'd like to do your presentation. 
  •  We encourage creativity, bearing in mind that you need to satisfy the rubric.
  •  Possible formats could be:
  •   A website, Instagram page or similar social media platform, which you then talk us through
  •   A short film
  •   A panel discussion
  •   A mini lecture
  •   A game show
  •   Interpretive dance
  •   Musical performance
  •   Etc

Extensions and Late Submission:

  • This item is not eligible for extension or late submission.
  • The presentation must be done in person in the correct Presentation Tutorial
  • Not all team members have to be present
  • If you can't be there make sure you negotiate a way to contribute with your teammates in advance

Assessment Task 4

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Team Discussant Role

Value: 5%


  • Each team will be Discussant for another team presentation once during the semester
  • You'll do this in the same tutorial in which you are presenting
  • Depending on your topic this could be in one of:
  • Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12

Length: 5 minutes

Location: In-class presentation tutorials

Grade Calculation: Your team's score will be multiplied by your individual Peer Evaluation score (see below)


  •  As well as presenting in one of the even-week tutorials, your team will act as a Discussant for another team
  •  We'll pair teams with each other in advance of the presentation tutorials
  •  You'll be asked to share your material with your discussant team a little in advance of your presentation so they can be better prepared
  •  Grading of your Discussant performance will be based on a rubric that we'll discuss in Week 2.

Extensions and Late Submission:

  • This item is not eligible for extension or late submission.
  • The presentation must be done in person in the correct Presentation Tutorial
  • Not all team members have to be present
  • If you can't be there make sure you negotiate a way to contribute with your teammates in advance

Assessment Task 5

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2


Value: 25%

Length: 1 500 Words

Due date: Midnight Mon 6 Nov (i.e. the very end of Monday)

Return date: Nov 20


Questions to be available on Wattle by Week 3


When writing, keep firmly in mind the fact that you'll be graded according to the categories set out in the rubric. The rubric emphasises demonstrating familiarity with and understanding of our weekly course material; quoting from readings and lectures; and defining the keywords and key concepts you make use of in your analysis with care. It does not emphasise independent research and reading. Bear in mind that there is no rubric category for the use of external scholarly sources in your assignment.

Late Submissions

  • This item is not eligible for late submission or extensions
  • The reason for this is we won't be able to mark your essay in time to submit your grades if you miss the deadline

Assessment Task 6

Value: 0 %
Learning Outcomes: 4

Peer Evaluation

Value: variable

  •  Your peer evaluation score will be a "multiplier" produced by your teammates' evaluation of your contribution
  • Your Team Total will be multiplied by your peer evaluation score
  • Team Total = Team Quiz (20%) + Team Presentation (20%) + Discussant Role (5%)
  •  If you are rated as having contributed well and regularly, you can expect to see a PE of 1 or more, e.g. 1.2. 
  •   If you scored 1.2 for example, your Team Total will be multiplied by that, to produce a 20% increase in your team grade.
  •   If you scored a 0.8, by contrast, your Team Total would decrease by 20%.

Due Date: Midnight Fri Oct 27

Submission: Via Google Forms

Sample instructions from Peer Evaluation form

  • When awarding grades to your fellow team members, you'll be asked to consider:
  •  Preparation: did your teammates come prepared?
  •  Participation: did your teammates come to class?
  •  Contribution: did your teammates contribute to team success?
  • NB this exercise is not asking you to comment on your evaluation of their intelligence, skill, personal excellence etc. It's purely about their contribution to the team.
  •  Assign each team member 10 imaginary points, EXCLUDING yourself. 
  • Thus, if your team has 6 members total, you have 50 points to distribute among your 5 co-members. Your total points granted should add up to 50. Please check this.
  • If your team has 5 members total, you have 40 points to award. Your total points granted should add up to 40. Please check this.
  • Please give explanations below as to why you awarded the highest and lowest rankings. 
  • This grade will produce a multiplier of slightly above or slightly below 1. Your team's total grade for the presentation, discussant role and team superquiz will be multiplied by this number to produce your individual team score.

Late Submissions

  • Late submissions won't be accepted
  • If you don't submit a Peer Evaluation for your teammates, you'll receive an automatic peer evaluation penalty of - 0.2, resulting in a 20% decrease in the evaluation your team gives you.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Special assessment arrangements for EAP students

  • If you can demonstrate via your EAP that this assessment structure cannot work for you, please approach the Course Convenor as soon as possible to discuss a special assessment regime.
  • NB the deadline for having a special assessment regime in place is COB Monday Week 3
  • Requests for special assessment arrangements after this date will not be accepted

Serious Illness and Disruption

  • If you have missed so much of the course that you risk failing or getting a grade way below your expectations, our advice is to apply for Late Withdrawal, provided you have appropriate justification
  • The ANU has put in place very generous conditions for late withdrawal without fail and without fees. You may apply for this up until the Friday of Week 9. Please refer to the ANU page for Late Withrawal procedures.

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Returning Assignments

Via Wattle gradebook.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission not allowed.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Ashley Carruthers

Research Interests

Mobilities, migration, socio-technical systems, class and social mobility, Vietnam

Dr Ashley Carruthers

By Appointment
Dr Annika Lems

Research Interests

Dr Annika Lems

By Appointment

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