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HPL1504 - Global and Regional Studies II

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Elizabeth Edmondson, David Schmitt and Dr Keith Wilson


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit focuses on the political social economic ideas that shaped the world during the 20th Century and especially since 1945. This unit will foster an understanding of the ideas and beliefs that continue to shape the lives of people and activites of states in the contemporary international political system.


It is anticipated that participation in this unit will enable you to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the ideas that form the basis of the major religious, economic, political and social theories that have been the focus of social transformation and conflict in the late twentieth century;
  2. Use a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to analyse and critically evaluate ideas and ideologies and their impact on late twentieth century societies;
  3. Develop skills in oral and written discussion of ideas and their importance in ordering different cultures and societies;and
  4. Comprehend a range of cultural, intellectual and philosophical perspectives recognising their impact on the lives of people and their interaction with others.


Essay 1 (1000 words): 20%
Essay 2 (1500 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3 hours per week (two 1-hour lecture, one 1-hour tutorial)