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Globalization and its discontents (6 points)


Leader: Dr Shahram Akbarzadeh

Berwick First semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An analysis of the debates surrounding globalization. Which groups defend or attack the phenomenon and why? What meanings do they attach to the term? Evidence will be examined as to who stands to win or lose from the processes of globalization. Case studies will be made of responses to globalization at different levels, from local to international.

Assessment: Website analysis (1000 words): 20%; one-hour class test: 25%; oral presentation in class: 15%; journal or essay (2000 words): 40%. Third year students will be required to write a fully documented essay while second years will be required to keep a journal tracking and analysing a current media topic relating to the globalization debate.

Contact Hours: One one-hour lecture and one one-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: First year INT sequence or permission.

Prohibitions: Prohibited combination INT2040 and INT3040.

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